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24 mins ago, capecodder said:

Heard my first peepers of the year tonight in multiple locations.

Spring is here!

What’s that? Really asking. Must be regional. In SE PA, Philly area, I don’t know that term. 

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4 hours ago, EricDice said:

What’s that? Really asking. Must be regional. In SE PA, Philly area, I don’t know that term. 

Tree frogs

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When I was in Maryland we always heard them mid to late February. They can climb but not really classified as Tree Frogs.

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The spring amphibian migration is in full swing, so if possible try to avoid driving around on the wet warm nights, or just drive slow and cautiously 

Spent a few hours last night moving the guys off the road here in CT 

Hundreds of peepers, hundreds of wood frogs 

Few green frogs, leopard frogs, one grey tree frog 

10 spotted salamanders, 5 blue spotted salamanders, and one red eft 

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10 hours ago, capecodder said:

Heard my first peepers of the year tonight in multiple locations.

Spring is here!

 

About 4 days ago they started here in NNJ.   The marsh they infest is about 3/4 mile away and its still really audible (new house, was wondering if Id be able to hear them)

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8 hours ago, Big Biscuit said:

It's like a chorus out there!!! Peep, peep, peep, peep, peep, peep, peep,peep!!!!!!!!

 

Everybody wants some!

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19 mins ago, GrahamN said:

The spring amphibian migration is in full swing, so if possible try to avoid driving around on the wet warm nights, or just drive slow and cautiously 

Spent a few hours last night moving the guys off the road here in CT 

Hundreds of peepers, hundreds of wood frogs 

Few green frogs, leopard frogs, one grey tree frog 

10 spotted salamanders, 5 blue spotted salamanders, and one red eft 

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Awesome!  The spotted salamanders barely travel from what I've observed.  Its more about emerging for the mole salamanders.  They emerge, walk around a bit, and thats it.  

 

Very cool post.  I'll take my kids out this eve to do the same.  

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2 mins ago, 55555s said:

 

Awesome!  The spotted salamanders barely travel from what I've observed.  Its more about emerging for the mole salamanders.  They emerge, walk around a bit, and thats it.  

 

Very cool post.  I'll take my kids out this eve to do the same.  

They don't tend to travel terribly far, just enough to make it to a vernal pool to breed, but it's often far enough to have to cross a road durring that trek, so I do what I can to help ( especially in my state with the blue spot/Jeffersons that are a special concern here ) 

Just make sure the kids are fine with squished guys, because there's always bound to be some 

 

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