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  • Land Steward John Graham has heard New Jersey Chorus Frogs singing as early as a warm day in January.
  • Any warm-ish night through mid-May will have Spring Peepers calling.
  • Pickerel Frogs will occasionally be heard anytime between mid-March and early April depending on rainfall.
  • More research is needed to determine the abundance of Southern Leopard Frogs, which have a call that may be confused with a Wood Frog,
  • Wood Frogs are known to be explosive breeders that may be heard singing on only a very few evenings in late March.
  • Cope’s Gray Treefrogs are thought to be an indicator species for high quality wetlands, of which Ponders protects several sites.
  • Green Frogs, which make sound similar to the pluck of a single banjo string, can be heard in several places around Ponders from April into the early summer.
  • Eastern Cricket Frogs, Delmarva’s smallest frog, begin calling in late spring and carry on well into summer, with peak season being between May and June.
  • “Classic” American Bullfrogs can be heard from mid-spring through late summer and is the species most likely to be seen by hikers using Ponders.
  • Day hikers should look for Fowler’s Toad along Ponders Road and the sunny dry sections of the Connector Spur trail.
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