A Search for Singing Frogs – Spring Peepers
Walk Leader: Paul King III, SOFO Environmental Educator
Signs of spring are finally here! On a warm spring night, you can hear the unique sound of a spring peeper chorus. Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer), one Long Island’s tree frogs, produce some of the earliest sounds of spring and for many are a sign that winter’s everlasting chill has finally come to an end. The loud, sleigh-bell chorus that we hear is how the males search for a mate. The breeding period lasts from March to June, when 800-1000 eggs per female are laid in marshes, vernal pools, and other shallow wetlands. Although very loud, these tiny frogs are rarely seen. Join Paul at dusk for a search through the wetlands in Vineyard Field behind the museum to locate this elusive chorus of frogs This program is for all ages.
There is a $10 fee for Adults and $7 fee for children for this program. Members are free.
Please note that, as mandated by the latest State Executive Order regarding COVID-19 safety precautions, our outdoor nature walks and programs will at all times follow stringent six-feet distancing separation protocols required by the Department of Health for the safety of our participants and environmental educators. We will provide masks and gloves for all attendees.
Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at [email protected] or call 631-537-9735. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Photo by Xylia Serafy