Adventures with Steve

Spring Peepers

April 08, 2020 Steve Heath Season 1 Episode 2
Adventures with Steve
Spring Peepers
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Adventures with Steve
Spring Peepers
Apr 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Steve Heath

I caught up with David Gregg, executive director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, to learn more about spring peepers; the musical little tree frogs that show up every spring and pierce the April evenings with relentless chirping. These 1" long amphibians come to the vernal pools to lay their eggs. Good news for urban dwellers, as the peepers can also be found in the retention ponds near most shopping centers. David says they are really hard to see but if you go to a pool at night, sit quietly, wait for the music to crank up, turn on a flash light. you might see one on a branch of a bush or tree. Good luck. 

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I caught up with David Gregg, executive director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, to learn more about spring peepers; the musical little tree frogs that show up every spring and pierce the April evenings with relentless chirping. These 1" long amphibians come to the vernal pools to lay their eggs. Good news for urban dwellers, as the peepers can also be found in the retention ponds near most shopping centers. David says they are really hard to see but if you go to a pool at night, sit quietly, wait for the music to crank up, turn on a flash light. you might see one on a branch of a bush or tree. Good luck.