Spring Peeper

Pseudacris crucifer


Conservation Status

  • Spring Peepers are named for their signature calling which begins with the first signs of spring and usually peaks in March. 
  • Male frogs do the calling to attract mates, and the fast and louder the sleigh bell-like call, the more attractive it is to females.  
  • Spring Peepers can be found in vegetated wetlands, though you’re more likely to hear them than see them. 
  • Spring Peepers produce their own “anti-freeze,” which protects their vital organs. As temperatures drop, as much as 70% of the frog’s body can freeze and the animal’s heart can even stop beating. Seemingly dead, Spring Peepers can recover once temperatures rise.