First peep: April 5!! This is a day earlier than last year’s record. The temperatures have been around 8 to 10° C for the last few days with plenty of sun (but dropping to frosty temps overnight). Although we did have a whacky spring squall (and a snow day off school!) on April 4. I heard … Continue reading
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Spring Peepers 2021
First peep: April 6!! This is the earliest date yet for the peepers in our back yard — what’s more, friends have been hearing them along the Fauxburg Rd and in the Valley for more than a week already. Today’s temperature reached +13° C and that came after a very wet few days — perfect … Continue reading
Summer Highlights 2020
With COVID restricting travel throughout most of 2020, we stayed within Nova Scotia for our summer hols. We explored Wentzell Woods almost daily in May and June as lock-down continued. At the end of June we booked a weekend in North Cabin at Milford House (made friends with a flying squirrel who was sharing Lily’s … Continue reading
Spring Peepers 2020
We’ve had a mild, sunny few weeks (give or take a few showery days) and we listened for peepers for a few nights before we heard them on April 13: a very average date for the last 10 years after a pretty middle-of-the-road winter. I need to do some more research on average daily temperature … Continue reading
Spring Peepers 2019
The first peep of 2019 was April 14. It was a glorious warm and sunny day 15 degree day today following a mild, rainy day yesterday. No surprise at all that the peepers were out tonight. Today was also the day the daffodils unfurled and the crocuses bloomed on the front lawn. But no … Continue reading
Spring Peepers 2015!
May 2 dawned bright and sunny and stayed that way warming up to around 12 degrees: Not toasty, but it felt like spring all day. I went out to listen for peepers around 8.10 pm but heard nothing. At 8.20 they started!! A loud chirpy chorus that is very impressive given their teeny size. They … Continue reading
The frogs are out!
In 2011 and 2012 the peepers started peeping on April 12. This year, the 12th was met with silence. Not surprising given the long, cold, snowy winter we’ve had. I’ll listen for peepers again tonight. Temperatures today are over 20° with high humidity and plenty of warm sunshine. The peepers must surely be crawling out of … Continue reading