University of Massachusetts Amherst

Massachusetts North American Amphibian Program

Spring Peeper

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Herp Atlas 1992-1998 Survey

  • The map below shows the distribution of the Spring Peeper in Massachusetts based on the original intensive volunteer survey that took place from 1992-1998.
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Updated Distribution Map

Pseudacris crucifer

Spring Peeper
Spring Peeper

The calls of spring peepers –known as pinkletinks on Martha’s Vineyard – are familiar to most residents of Massachusetts. Yet many people who know it by its high, clear, upward slurring whistle, have never seen this tiny ¾ to 1¼ inch treefrog. Listen for peepers calling from vernal pools, wet meadows and the margins of lakes and ponds throughout early and mid-spring.

 

 

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