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Young Spring Peepers Appearing

8-24-17 SPRING peeper 049A3399Every year in late July or August a young Spring Peeper crosses my path and I cannot resist photographing it. At this time of year they are roughly the size of a Japanese Beetle, and during early mornings and late afternoons can be found in shrubbery where they intermittently rest in the shade and feed on insects even smaller than themselves. If you live near a pond where it sounded like sleigh bells were ringing last spring, keep an eye out for these irresistible frogs that are no bigger than your tiny finger nail.

6 responses

  1. mmoore53


    You’re not the only one who photographed a spring peeper!

    August 24, 2017 at 10:09 am

  2. barbara bald

    Saw one yesterday on the Wolfeboro trail. BB

    August 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

  3. Peter Denis

    Good photo. I was helping my wife remove Japanese beetles from the Virginia creeper last week and I was surprised to see these tiny brown frogs everywhere. Thanks to a previous post I knew exactly what they were, but they had disappeared by the time I had run for my camera.

    August 24, 2017 at 10:40 am

  4. Melanie Lanctot

    I get them on my windowpanes in the evening where they’ve learned to hunt insects attracted by my house lights! Clever little critters!

    August 24, 2017 at 10:55 am

  5. Alice Pratt

    Beautiful photo! Peeper looks very comfy. Most of the Summer, I had a Peeper living in a small pot of 2 Viola plants, at a height of 4 feet, hanging next to a door. Didn’t seem to mind me checking it out. Sometimes it would disappear for a day or so. Then I put a blue Bacopa in that pot & it liked to snuggle under that plant as well. I made sure to water, faithfully. Haven’t seen it in about a week. Have had Peepers on other plants as well…they are so cute.

    August 24, 2017 at 1:05 pm

  6. I love the way the leaf looks like it’s floating in space in this photo. as though the little peeper is in transit, like on a magic carpet ride! Great photo as always!

    August 26, 2017 at 9:40 am

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