Found both of these Spring Peepers very close together. Like within three feet and not that far along the trail.
Farm on outskirts of Barre City with old, spring-fed, disused watering pond for livestock.
Digital audio recording originally submitted to VT Herp Atlas.
Found along North Pond Loop Trail
Thought it was late in the season to be seeing a spring peeper but was a pleasant surprise none the least.
Picture is relatively unclear, but the specimen was a light brown in color with darker brown markings on its back. The markings on it's back had the distinctive X formation that the species is known and identified for. The individual pictured here is thought to be female
Snout to vent: 24.5 mm
Body Temperature: 20.3 degrees C
Relative Hunidity: 69.9%
Light: 906 lux
Habitat: found in a lowland forest habitat, along a long narrow clearing in trees. The clearing was filled with tall grasses in which the frog was found.
Observations: Orange-yellow body. Sticky, webbed toes suited to adhere to trees. Measured snout-vent length of 24.5mm.
Female 24.5 mm from snout to vent. Light brown in color with an X on its back. 22.5 deg C with an rH of 69.9% and light intensity of 906 lux.
The spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is a small chorus frog widespread throughout the eastern USA and Canada.