Here we are, right smack in the middle of the froggy season and it’s time to celebrate National Frog Month!
I don’t think there was such a thing when I was growing up but I’m glad there is one now – if for no other reason than to pull attention to our amphibian friends who are out there peeping and ribbiting away, and making their journeys from terrestrial homes to the ponds and streams where they breed, and playing important roles in our ecosystem.
Here in Loudoun, we have eight species of frogs: Wood frogs, Spring Peepers, Pickerel frogs, Cricket frogs, Upland Chorus frogs, Green frogs, Bullfrogs, and Gray Treefrogs.
Over the coming weeks, I’ll do some special species highlights on our local frogs so we can get to know them better and learn to recognize their calls, their habitats and their behaviors.
Happy Frog Month!