And this Spring Peeper can’t let go either as it clings to the side of my garden shed. The nights are getting chilly and the days not as warm, so I know it’s over (frog season that is) but I can’t let go.
Look at those feet. Spring Peepers-Pseudacris crucifer ( they have that cross on their backs) are able to climb flat surfaces with little “suction cups” for toes that are incurved and contain liquid, a mucus actually, that gives them a clingy quality. Called Chorus Frogs, they are known for their little symphonies of squeaks on a warm wet spring night. Occasionally we hear them at other times but they certainly do live up to their name. One starts and they all follow in song.
This was shot on August 24th while I was out in the early morning flashing insects on my boneset plant and I happened to see a small dark blob on the door to the shed. As you can see, the paint needs some attention.