Sign of Spring: Wood Frog Chorus

Wood frog

Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

I DID A DOUBLE TAKE when I passed the pond outside my office window this morning: activity! Dozens of frogs were moving about the water in the Certified Wildlife Habitat® at NWF’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

Handicapped by my nearsightedness, I stepped outside and used my ears to ID them: wood frogs. The males call to attract mates of their own kind, but their chorus was also music to my ears today. (Listen to the wood frogs’ raspy quacks.)

“Spring must be a-comin’!” a colleague said. Indeed.

What signs of spring have you observed?

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