Look at them peepers!

Volume 8, Issue 120; 14 Sep 2005; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Uh, ok, look at that peeper! More Spring peeper photographs.

After the blurry results on my late night foray to get peeper pictures, I thought I'd try again. And then spring had rolled into summer and I decided it was a project that would have to wait until next spring. You can only imagine my surprise when I found a peeper in the yard yesterday.

I was mowing the lawn and I'd already moved several Wood Frogs out of harms way when another little brown frog jumped up from the grass. I assumed it was a wood frog, but close inspection revealed it was something else.

It is very unusual to encounter Spring Peepers after the breeding season: they're very small and quite secretive. (Hey, if you were an ideal snack size for just about everything out there, you'd be secretive too.)

Cute as can be though, aren't they?

I think so. You'll find a few more pictures in my Flickr photo stream.

Comments

They are so cute. And those are excellent photos. Especially the one showing the scale.

—Posted by Shelley on 15 Sep 2005 @ 04:15 UTC #

Microfrogs! How cute is that?

—Posted by Dorothea Salo on 15 Sep 2005 @ 12:51 UTC #