Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer
The Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is a small frog with a distinctive dark cross-like pattern on its back, which is used to identify this species. It is commonly found near permanent, undeveloped natural ponds. Their presence can be identified by the high-pitched call they make during early spring.
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How to Identify
The characteristic dark cross-like pattern on its back, which has given it the Latin name crucifer (cross-bearer), is used to identify this species. Although their presence may be noticeable when hearing their call, it can be very difficult to spot this species as they tend to hide below leaves and other vegetal debris.
Where When to Spot
To spot Spring Peepers, head to parks with natural ponds in early spring, around mid-April. One recommended location for observing this species is Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies.
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Number of times a species has been observed, identified, and recorded. A species is reported only once per visit to a park.
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Videos of Spring Peeper
Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) - What's this noise?
Recorded: 2023-04-13 - Published: 2023-04-26 - Duration: [04:27]
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