Giant Frog Announces Spring is Finally Here

first_imgThe giant northern spring peeper, a seasonal fixture at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax for the past 21 years, finds its place on the southeast side of the museum at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May, 9. For many people, the giant spring peeper — made of wood and fibreglass, and about the size of a Volkswagen bug — announces that spring has officially arrived and that summer is just around the corner. The northern spring peeper is a tiny tree frog about the size of a quarter. Each spring children, adults and families wait and listen for the chorus of peeps — which are mating calls — as the official indicator that spring is here. The peeping sounds can be tracked across the province, starting in the more southern areas as early as late March. They can also be heard in northern areas of the province into June. This year peeps were heard later than usual. A first peep from Freeport, Digby Co. was reported on April 15. In Halifax Regional Municipality a peep was reported on April 27th at Julie’s Pond Princess Lodge. The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History is located at 1747 Summer Street, Halifax.last_img

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