Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Chorus Frog Surveys #2 & #3

Our frogs continue to sing. Our wetland's wood frogs are done. The spring peepers were singing last night, even during a storm. We had about 20 mm rain last night. It was quite the rain storm.

We were back to our frog survey, hunting for western chorus frogs. It's such a short window of time, just a few weeks, when they sing and can be identified from their songs. 

April 18th was a good frogging day. I love the two ponds near location #2. 

It's a lovely busy community for location #1.
This wetland was full!

The homes are quite interesting.

At one spot, a chipmunk was watching me! Can you see it? Just atop the rock. JB was in the car waiting patiently for me.

April 24th – there were two rib skeletons in the ditch. Gnawed clean.

This was a great spot for western chorus frogs.

Western chorus frogs from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

There were wood frogs, as well.


wood frogs from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The flowers are beginning to blooms!


Barbara R. said...

I am glad you have a good ear, I couldn't hear the wood frogs at all...but am glad to know the chorus frogs are alright! How do you count them anyway?

Patio Postcards said...

I so enjoy the singing of the spring frog chorus. There's a pond with adjacent marsh that is home to what could be hundreds of frogs, that we purposely drive to, just to hear the singing. I wonder if those skeletons in your previous post were deer.

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Lorrie said...

The sound of frogs is not something I'm used to, but I've visited places where they croak all night long.

RedPat said...

You are finding them!

DrumMajor said...

Interesting houses set back from the road. Do you count the froggies that you moved before winter into their pond? Linda in Kansas, with mostly dry toads.

William Kendall said...

Frogs can make quite a racket.

Jenn Jilks said...

@Lina, most of the frogs I moved to the frog pond were green frogs, fairly common!
🐸Moving the froggies

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Kudos to you for taking part in the frog survey. Amphibians in general are in trouble. A couple of days ago the Spring Peepers around here were deafening!