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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Finally spring in Duluth!

Spring has finally arrived in Duluth!

Vernal pools (small, temporary wetlands) are almost ice free and wood frogs and spring peepers are starting to breed. Get out and hear the chorus of the early spring breeding frogs - it only lasts a few weeks.

video
Video of spring peeper calling 
(another spring peeper and chorus of wood frogs in the background)

Spring peeper - with characteristic X on back
Wood frogs in amplexus
Newly laid wood frog eggs