Backus Woods Addition, Southern Norfolk Sand Plain, ON (Photo by NCC)

Backus Woods Addition, Southern Norfolk Sand Plain, ON (Photo by NCC)

Spring Peeper

Spring Peeper (Photo by NCC)

Spring Peeper (Photo by NCC)

What does this species look like?

Spring peepers are small tree frogs. They vary in colour from tan to grey, and camouflage well with their surroundings.

Where does this species live?

Spring peepers occupy a wide range of habitats, from grasslands to forests. They are nocturnal creatures, hiding from predators during the day. They feed on beetles, ants, spiders and other insects at night.

Spring peepers hibernate during the winter months under logs or loose bark.

What does this species sound like?

The call of the male spring peeper can carry over a half a kilometre.

Click below to listen to the distinct sound of the spring peeper (courtesy of Bill Hubick.)

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