Frogs http://nhpr.org en If It Sounds Like A Duck...Might Be A Frog http://nhpr.org/post/if-it-sounds-duckmight-be-frog <p></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 25565 at http://nhpr.org If It Sounds Like A Duck...Might Be A Frog Frogs Are-a-Courtin' http://nhpr.org/post/frogs-are-courtin <p>When overnight rain arrives in March, male wood frogs emerge from cold leaves and soil to migrate to ancestral vernal pools still encased in ice.&nbsp;&nbsp;Wood frogs and Jefferson salamanders are the earliest amphibians to begin the annual rites of courtship in vernal pools formed by melting snow. The early imperative to breed drives small, chocolate-brown males to pools where they begin broadcasting clucking mating calls that sound like quacking ducks.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 2479 at http://nhpr.org Frogs Are-a-Courtin'