|Pickerel frog (Rana palustris)|
You know spring is near when the male frogs start to croak for mates.
We have been hearing chorus frogs and spring peepers for several days at the nature center, but on Monday, 27 February, staff vet Dr. Louise Conrad heard a pickerel frog calling from the Universal Pond in front of the Visitor Center.
Pickerel frogs are generally tan with large squarish spots down their flanks. Their calls are described as a low-pitched snore, "yeeeeeeeowwwwwww."
- Stephen Lyn Bales