As the sun began to set Spring Peepers started their calls on the adjacent hills. I tried to find some but it appeared that they were calling from within the leaf litter.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Vernal Pool Chorus
Every spring I make sure to indulge in one of my favorite activities. A visit to a vernal pool is always enjoyable. These water bodies attract all sorts of reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Therefore they also attract me. Yesterday the Wood frogs were at the height of their mating activities, and eggs were being laid. I jumped about on logs to watch the frogs' activities. They are quit barbaric; sometimes a female will die after laying eggs, but males will still come and clasp onto the lifeless body.