Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond


Spring Peeper

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The year was 1997.  Spring had been with us for some time.  The frogs were singing their love calls.  The red-wing blackbirds were staking their territories.  Trees were beginning to bud out.  Then, like a practical joke, on April 1st., twenty-two inches of snow.  The biggest snow storm of the year.  A not-so-subtle reminder by Mother Nature to take nothing for granted...