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The following photos are from herping Ohio in 2006.

Spring Peeper Hunt - April 7th
Peeper Intro
A Lesson in Frog Calls
The Independence High School Biology Society decided to set out on this rainy night to find the harbinger of Spring, a tiny frog known as a Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer). My godson Max (age 4) is giving the students a lesson on frog calls.
A few redback salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) were found on the way to the ponds where the frogs were calling.
Another Redback Sparkling Salamander
This redback had gold flecking.
Instructions Amphibian Instructor
Mr. Maretka teaches the group the finer points of peeper hunting (it's not as easy as you might think) .
Peeper First Frog of the Year
The species name "crucifer" refers to the cross-shaped pattern that is usually found on the back of these frogs.
Group Catch Group Catch
It wasn't long before more peepers were found and caught.

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