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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 8 months ago
    1. Haha, yes! It wasn't easy. Posted 8 months ago
  2. I LOVE THIS!! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks! I still have this cutie and we are hoping to rear it before releasing it. Posted 8 months ago
  3. That's amazing! I've never seen a tadpole this close before! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks! I brought it home and photographed it in a freshwater aquarium that I set up for photographing aquatic invertebrates. Posted 8 months ago
      1. That requires a lot of dedication, great work Christine! Posted 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago, modified 8 months 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 2 months ago
  4. Superb and most enjoyable documentation. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks Ruth! Posted 8 months ago
  5. So nice and clear! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted 8 months 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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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