Spring peepers are well-known winter and spring callers throughout their range. They are found in a majority of the state outside of northwest Mississippi. These frogs are small, brown or orange, with a distinct “cross” or “X” pattern on the back (hence “crucifer”). Their call is a clear, evenly, and slowly repeated “peep” “peep” “peep.”
- Generally a prominent “X” shape on back, may vary in shape’s completeness
- Dark eye mask and visible toepads
Nearly any fresh body of water
In Mississippi, these frogs often call and breed in late fall to early spring. Calling increases with rainfall; they’ll prefer to breed after winter rains.
Various small invertebrates