Spring peepers are found in temporary woodland pools formed by rain and melting snow in early spring.
They are usually encountered in spring as they move to and from woodland breeding ponds.
Outside the breeding season they forage in woodlands or amongst shrubs and marshes bordering woodlands.
In March, April and May, large choruses of their "peep... peep... peep..." calls are heard from woodland pools. Males may also call in September or October on rainy nights.
Where urbanization is occurring, the chorus frog seems to be displacing the spring peeper. Chorus frogs thrive in more exposed sites than do spring peepers; perhaps the loss of woodlots and lowering of water tables in urban areas have created conditions that favour the chorus frog.
Description of call: A series of short "peeps"
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