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Spring Peeper Tadpole - Pseudacris crucifer Habitat: Ephemeral pond; mixed forest Geotagged,Pseudacris,Pseudacris crucifer,Spring,Spring peeper,United States,tadpole Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Spring Peeper Tadpole - Pseudacris crucifer

Habitat: Ephemeral pond; mixed forest

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  1. This is truly an excellent shot. Freezing it and getting it properly aligned surely must be difficult. Posted one year ago
    1. Haha, yes! It wasn't easy. Posted one year ago
  2. I LOVE THIS!! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! I still have this cutie and we are hoping to rear it before releasing it. Posted one year ago
  3. That's amazing! I've never seen a tadpole this close before! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! I brought it home and photographed it in a freshwater aquarium that I set up for photographing aquatic invertebrates. Posted one year ago
      1. That requires a lot of dedication, great work Christine! Posted one year ago
        1. Thanks! It's fun and educational. It can be stressful though because I try to make sure the water is just right (I bring home water from the source, keep it aerated, and monitor the temperature) and I keep them fed with plants/animals that I collected at the source. I also try to be quick to document everything and return the creatures to their homes within 2 days of capturing them. I try to mimic their natural environment as much as possible and minimize stress to the creatures. Posted one year ago
          1. Sounds great! I'm not familiar with the USA education system but in my country for a subject called Environmental Science we do something similar to this. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
            1. I have a B.S. in Environmental Science ;). But, my aquarium is just for photography and homeschool (I have 2 kids and homeschool both). I am not sure that many public schools in the U.S. would be able to provide a similar experience. Posted 9 months ago
  4. Superb and most enjoyable documentation. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ruth! Posted one year ago
  5. So nice and clear! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted one year ago

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The spring peeper is a small chorus frog widespread throughout the eastern United States and Canada. They are so called because of their chirping call that marks the beginning of spring.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 19, 2021. Captured May 18, 2021 18:08 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm