Category Archives: Wood Frog, Spring Peepers, vernal pools,

Searching for Herps

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Falling in Love again with Childhood Friends Fall typically isn’t the time we think about herps (a collective term for frogs and salamanders). This is the time of year when they (herps) borough down into the earth to protect themselves from death caused by freezing cold temperatures. Earlier this week the weather was unusually warm […]

A Spring Awakening

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Quack, Quack, Quack … Peep, Peep, Peep … No, that’s not the sound coming from a barn yard.  That sound is the chorus coming from frogs calling from wetlands and vernal pools and echoing out through the wooded landscapes. Awakening from a long winters nap from under leaf litter and decaying logs, the wood frogs […]