Something obvious, but very specific is making noises that we’ve all heard, so what is it?
New York’s Adirondack Mountains are the backdrop for a spring sound that we all love, but never seem to identify.
Listen to the quiet, serene talking from a vernal pool surrounded by the majestic woodlands of N.Y.’s mountain region and then try to guess.
Thanks to the NY State Parks & Historic Sites Facebook page for posting this mesmerizing video that is more about the sound than the scenery.
If you haven’t figured it out yet the big mystery is: male wood frogs.
These little brown colored frogs are barely two inches long, but have a distinctly dark eye mask. They’re well camouflaged and blend in to their surroundings like a ghost. The only thing is they like to talk.
Listening to nature is as good as watching it. Learning to identify animals by their call is a time honored way to discover the outdoors. Take a child on a hike to places like wetlands and woodlots and see what you can discover!