Three different frogs were seen while transplanting a set of arapaho blackberries, which will hopefully be happier with more sun. The blackberries, not the frogs. The frogs can chose where to sit on their own.
Frog no. 1: Rana palustris, Pickerel Frog. A good sized frog, about the size of a lemon. They are similar to leopard frogs, but leopard frogs have more random spots. Pickerels are regularly spotted. Sounds like a buncha snoring elves.
Frog no. 2: Pseudacris crucifer, Spring peeper. Very small beige frog with an x on its back. They make the ubiquitous frog noise in the southern spring, although they call continually. Peep peep peep peep peep peep peep………..
Frog no. 3: Acris crepitans, Northern Cricket Frog. There is also a Southern Cricket Frog, but it lives further south. Just say “cricket frog” and you’re right, or look at a map. They sound different too. Sounds like someone clicking marbles together.
There is a possibility of Fowler’s toads tonight. Thus ends this week’s frog report.