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Search for Singing Frogs―Spring Peepers

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  • Apr. 17, 2021, 7pm
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • $10; $7 children; free for members - Advanced Registration Required
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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 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 for 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 very loud, these tiny frogs are rarely seen. Join Walk Leader, Paul King III, a SOFO Environmental Educator, at dusk for a search through the wetlands in Vineyard Field behind the museum to locate this elusive chorus of frogs.

Please note that, as mandated by the latest State Executive Order regarding COVID-19 safety precautions, the outdoor nature walks and programs will at all times follow stringent six-feet distancing separation protocols required by the Department of Health for the safety of the participants and environmental educators. SOFO will provide masks and gloves for all attendees.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please call or email Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

About South Fork Natural History Museum

377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke.

Bridgehampton, NY