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Old 04-06-2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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The unusually warm weather with it's sunny days and warm evenings has brought the northern spring peepers out of their winter sleep in my area. For the past several evenings the air has been filled with their chorus.

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They should be followed soon by the wood frogs.

The sounds of spring peepers, wood frogs, sandhill cranes and robins announce the arrival of spring in my area.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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YEY. We're finally waking up in the U.P. too.
I ran into the first toad of the year while cleaning up the beds.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:14 AM   #3
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I don't get to hear them in this neighborhood, but there was a big vernal pond by the driveway where I used to live in Maine, and I used to keep track of the first day they could be heard. It was usually the second or third week of April but one year they came out in the middle of March.
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Our peepers were out very early this year. They were out and calling the third week of March! I thought that was very early for our area.

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I don't get to hear them in this neighborhood, but there was a big vernal pond by the driveway where I used to live in Maine, and I used to keep track of the first day they could be heard. It was usually the second or third week of April but one year they came out in the middle of March.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:59 AM   #5
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We've disasterously Peep-Less all spring. It's unnerving as this is our first yr. going without. Haven't figured out what the deal is yet, but it's been shocking.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:10 AM   #6
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We've disasterously Peep-Less all spring. It's unnerving as this is our first yr. going without. Haven't figured out what the deal is yet, but it's been shocking.
Yes, ugh, that is unsettling. Here further east along the Mason-Dixon Line I haven't noticed anything unusual.
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