Frogs, Bogs and Pollywogs... forum: SPRING PEEPER - Pseudacris crucifer

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Feb 8, 2010 7:39 PM CST
Name: Karen (Wuvie) Manasco
Hulbert, Oklahoma (NE)
This is one of the first little frogs to appear, or rather, make a sound in
spring in Northeastern Oklahoma. They are readily identified by an X on
their back, though this is not always prominent.

Typically measuring only about an inch (give or take a frog hair) long, they are quite loud
in number. Their sound is much of a high pitched chirpy tweet, but don't be fooled, the sounds
you hear are made only by the male Peepers.

A standard clutch of eggs counts at 900, but often up to one thousand.

Though plentiful they seem, they are protected in the State of New Jersey and listed as
threatened in Iowa and Kansas.

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Feb 8, 2010 7:42 PM CST
Name: Karen (Wuvie) Manasco
Hulbert, Oklahoma (NE)
Though a bit blurry, I love this picture of a tiny Spring Peeper.

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Feb 8, 2010 7:45 PM CST
Name: Karen (Wuvie) Manasco
Hulbert, Oklahoma (NE)
Another shot of a Pseudacris crucifer:

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Feb 15, 2010 11:01 AM CST
Name: Karen (Wuvie) Manasco
Hulbert, Oklahoma (NE)
When you hear the little peep-peep-peeps of the Spring Peeper, you know Spring
is not far off. Tiny, yet fully capable of making quite a sound when grouped in number.

Click to hear the sounds of a Spring Peeper.

Easily identified by an often, if not ever-present X on their back, with little pads on their toes
and fingers. Native to Eastern North America. They are found in shades of brown, olive and gray. Peepers
aged two to three years old are of breeding age. Breeding period is typically April and May.
6-12 days per batch of 800-1000 eggs.

Common name: Spring Peeper
Habitat: Ponds, swamps, marsh areas on low land with water.

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Jul 25, 2012 10:38 AM CST
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Jul 25, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Doreen wrote:Thumb of 2012-07-25/Doreen/04ee4b

I just found this cute little guy on one of my plants in my greenhouse. :

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