Search for the Singing Frogs—Spring Peepers: A Nighttime Montauk Exploration: Adults/Teens

Search for the Singing Frogs—Spring Peepers: A Nighttime Montauk Exploration: Adults/Teens

When:
April 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-04-13T19:00:00-04:00
2019-04-13T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
Montauk
Cost:
Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.
Contact:

Photo Credit: Xylia Serafy

Walk Leader: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum (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 of 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 to find 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 boisterous, these tiny frogs are rarely seen. Join Xylia at dusk for a search through Big Reed Pond to locate these elusive chorus frogs. Please note, there is a Suffolk County Parks fee of $4 for all participants.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.