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Crossroads at Big Creek: Volunteers are a little bit like spring peepers

2:37 PM, Apr. 30, 2013
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Finally, peeping can be heard at Crossroads at Big Creek. Near Hauser Pond, the evening are becoming quite noisy.

The extremely loud sounds are coming from tiny frogs that, for fairly obvious reasons, are called spring peepers. About an inch from snout to vent, these frogs are for many, the herald of spring - the signal that the forests are coming alive.

All winter, adult peepers hibernated underground, in the forest, often far from ponds. Strange as it sounds, their little bodies actually freeze solid, but their cells do not rupture and, once they thaw, they come to life and seem compelled to ...

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