Friday, March 7, 2008

Peeeeeeeep! They're back!

Yep, it's that time of year! On my last few rides home from work, after dark, I've heard the long-absent sound of the spring peepers along the bike trail. Even though it's still fairly chilly at night, these little guys are starting up their spring concerts.

Tonight, the first time I heard the song was one little guy singing his heart out solo... remarkably loud for such a small critter. Then, a few moments later, I heard another answer from farther away. About a half mile or so further along, I reached the spot where they typically are loudest, and sure enough, there was a whole chorus of the tiny frogs singing. It won't be long before their song fills there air with sounds of life. It's good to have them back, and makes me feel like spring is really near.

1 comment:

scott said...

We have a few groups of peepers near our place, too...and we found a bunch of frog eggs in a little wetland near our house. Springs' coming...