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Spring Peepers Calling

You may well have heard the single “peep” of a male spring peeper emanating from the woods recently.  It does seem odd to hear this call now, often far from water, as we associate it with spring courtship.  This phenomenon occurs so regularly in the fall that herpetologists have given it a name – “fall echo.”  They speculate that peeper calling is spurred by light and temperature conditions, when fall climate conditions are similar to those of spring. 

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