Mainely Phenology 4/14/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn

Wood Frogs

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While winter helped us hone our sense of sight as we looked for the rare sign of lengthening days, once the snow has mostly melted, the ice on brooks and streams has melted and flowed away, and the mats of autumn’s dropped leaves have finally begun to yield to the new green life insisting on bursting through, our ears become piqued to the new sounds of the season. One of my favorite signs of spring is the not at all melodious sound of the wood frog’s vernal chorus.

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