Take 5: Pretty Spring Peepers

Spring in Massachusetts brings a loud chorus of peeps. Tiny frogs called spring peepers are calling from wetlands. It’s all about lovemale peepers are hoping to attract females.

But there’s more to these frogs than their sounds. They can tolerate cold weather and can freeze nearly solid in winter. They can also change color, switching to different shades of brown and tan. And they’re adept climbers, helped by sticky pads on their feet. Enjoy these five peeper portraits from past editions of our Photo Contest and learn more about frogs in Massachusetts.

2014 Photo Contest Entry © Mary Martin

2014 Photo Contest Entry © Mary Martin

2010 Photo Contest Entry © Suzanne Niles

2010 Photo Contest Entry © Suzanne Niles

2011 Photo Contest Entry © Jana Trusz

2011 Photo Contest Entry © Jana Trusz

2015 Photo Contest Entry © Ashley Gibbs

2015 Photo Contest Entry © Ashley Gibbs

2011 Photo Contest Entry © Christina Andersen

2011 Photo Contest Entry © Christina Andersen

2 thoughts on “Take 5: Pretty Spring Peepers

  1. April

    Interesting facts! We live near woods and ponds and they are sooo loud. Just heard them for the first time this season the other day. I always wonder if there are hundreds or only a couple because the noise is amazing.

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  2. Emily

    I heard just the other day for the first time this year, though I dont think I have actually ever seen one

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