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Behind the scenes and lessons at Jones Family Farms in Shelton, CT

The Sound of Spring

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Spring peepers are hard to spot, but their calls fill the night air in early spring

The farm’s forests and posts are echoing with the peeping calls of frogs – one of the first signs of spring in New England! Spring peepers live in and around the farm’s ponds, and their distinctive calls are usually first heard after the earliest warm rain of the season. Peepers are nocturnal, so the best time to listen for their calls is dusk and just after dark. After the spring mating season, adult frogs head back to the woods where the spend most of their lives. The farm has many natural and man-made ponds for irrigation, but providing habitat for local wildlife is a great bonus of sustainable agriculture!

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