Northern Spring Peeper*

Northern spring peeper* Psuedacris crucifer

spring peeper + quarter

spring peeper

Identification: The northern spring peeper is a small tan, brown, or gray frog. They typically grow to between 0.75 and 1.5 inches. They will have a dark “X” marking on the back. Males will have dark throats, and will be smaller and all around darker than females.

Habitat: This frog is found in wet wooded areas, typically near swamps and ponds, as well as fields, meadows, and forests.

Other: For reference, the spring peeper does not grow much larger than a quarter. They are the smallest frog in New Hampshire. They are usually among the first amphibians to emerge from hibernation.