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Guess What’s Making the Sound Coming from This Vernal Pool

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.

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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!

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Guess What’s Making the Sound Coming from This Vernal Pool