The peepers are back!

Where the peepers are

Yes, I know this is a bit of an odd photo; it’s because it was taken on this dark night in the pouring rain, using a flash. What it shows, though, is the wetland area kitty-corner from the Manse where the magical sound of the peepers comes from. If you’d like to hear that sound, check out the video, shot from the same spot, at the bottom of this post.

It is kind of a magical evening here at the Manse. And no, it’s not just because the Red Sox are leading the Yankees on the TV. It is a true April evening, mild and misty and wet with the showers that bring the proverbial May flowers. And best of all: the peepers have returned! By that I mean, of course, the baby frogs that inhabit the wetlands round about our little village. Tonight we heard their beautiful chorus for the first time this year. Which means: it really truly is spring in Queensborough. Would you like to hear them? Listen:

 

6 thoughts on “The peepers are back!

  1. Wow! That’s amazing. What a wonderful sound, especially after such a long absence. All of a sudden, everything is popping again. I’ve seen tulips that are up by 8″ and crocus and snowdrops are out, too.

    So, you’re getting a heavy rain? I shudder to think of what this means for Foxboro/Belleville. The news of the flooding is everywhere.

    • In the end the flooding hasn’t been that bad in Foxboro/Belleville, Sash – despite what people have been hearing on the national news! Really it’s just Foxboro, and I understand that as of today the water has peaked. I think we’ll all survive!

  2. Spring peepers are high on my list of favourite sounds, along with train whistles, birdsong and the tapping rain makes on a tin roof.

  3. Wow! They are back early. Everything is still frozen solid in my neck of the forest — not a peeper to be heard. But I do love to hear them — there’s a marshy area nearby where they thrive in springtime. And the loons will be back as soon as the ice breaks up on the lake!

    • Oh man, loons! It would be lovely to live in a place where one heard loon calls. But I am happy with my peepers! Yes, we’ve just returned to Queensborough from Montreal, and it is noticeably more springlike here than it was in Quebec.

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