What’s That Noise? It’s Spring Peeper Season in Connecticut
If you drive around with your windows open here in Connecticut on the first few warm days of Spring, and you pass by a small pond, swamp, or body of water, you'll probably hear the sleigh bell-like sound of the little frog known as the Spring Peeper.
Have you ever seen one of these cute little things? Such a loud sound coming from such a tiny amphibian. I'm kind of new to the Spring Peeper world, I grew up in the Town Plot section of Waterbury, and there weren't too many bodies of water on Oronoke Road or Highland Avenue.
Now I live by Western Hills golf course, and I have Tracy's Pond in my backyard. My God, the sound that is coming from the little swamps around my apartment has been incredible over the past few warm evenings. I did a little research into what was keeping me up at night, I figured if you live near a few thousand of these little guys, you would like to know a little bit more about them too.
A Visual Guide To The Spring Peeper
The female Spring Peepers lays around 900-1000 eggs, these eggs turn into tadpoles, which take about 2-3 months to mature into frogs.
I hope you enjoyed my little exploration into the noisy little guys that live in the swamp outside of your home. Now, just turn up the radio, close the windows, and try to sleep through the chorus of all the little horny male Spring Peepers as they call out for a little somethin', somethin'.