We are pleased to announce the winner of our Monday Nature Mystery, PJ Dunn! (Please email your snail mail address and preference for a hat or tote bag to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) ).
Congratulations to PJ for identifying the Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer). According to Chesapeake Bay Program ([link removed]) , the X on the northern spring peeper’s back isn’t always perfectly formed, but it is present in some way. This identifying mark is where the peeper gets part of its scientific name: crucifer, from the word “crucifix.” This frog varies in color from grayish brown to olive. You are likely to hear them “peeping” in March. Males also make a lower-pitched trilling whistle when another male moves too close to its calling site.
Last Week's Mystery: Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer). Photo: Judy Gallagher
Each Monday we’ll post a new photo and identify the previous week’s winner. They’ll receive an ASNV hat or tote bag.
Be sure to post your answer on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under the Monday Mystery post...do not reply to this email with your guess! We only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email.
Please remember to write the common name, being mindful of hyphens, uppercase and lowercase letters and always include the Latin name in parentheses. To learn more about bird names click here ([link removed]) .
Who is this? Photo: Joanne Barks/Audubon Photography Awards
This week’s Mystery: Who is this?
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