With snow in today’s forecast you might not think it’s spring. Meteorologically speaking, it’s only a little more than a week away. So, it’s no real surpise to see pickerel frogs and blue violets.

Blue violet on side of path near Catch the Wind (2.15.20).

The violet may be a bit early, but the local pickerel frogs begin their breeding in February. Listen for their soft snore-like calls as you wind through Explore the Wild, take a peek over the rail as you walk along the boardwalk, you may hear or see one.

Pickerel frog (2.15.20).

Spring peepers and upland chorus frogs are, and have been, calling also. So, regardless of today’s snowy forecast, spring is on the doorstep.

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