Field Photo Friday!

This is going to be a simple post including just a few pictures of Pseudacris crucifer, the Spring Peeper that is to most, the signature of a returning spring. Photos are all individuals I captured during fieldwork in Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in Louisiana.

I was particularly amazed at the variations of pigmentation and complexity found in the “crucifix” on each individuals back.

Patterns of the cross varied from the dark ink blotting found in the first individual, to the light, almost absent, cross of the individual above and below.

I hope these few pictures have shown some of the detail and beautiful colorations in these little treasures.

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~ by npvbroek on 04/29/2011.

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