There are many signs that Spring is finally here. There's the vernal equinox, opening day, the first 60 degree day, or the first Robin of Spring. For me, Spring isn't here until I hear the night time chorus of Pseudacris crucifer, more commonly known as the Spring Peeper Frog. These little guys live near  vernal pools, swamps, ponds or other wetlands and can actually withstand partial freezing (a potential hazard of New England Spring).

Last night was the first time I heard them this season. Once their nightly chorus is heard for the first time, warmer days usually follow. 

I went out back and shot this "video" of the Spring Peepers...

After a long, cold and snowy winter, this sounds like a symphony to me!

Here's a video of a Spring Peeper "going solo."

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