Thousands Of Singing Spring Peepers Are A Welcome Sound Of Normalcy Here In Delaware

Spring is starting to appear all throughout the First State. Warm, sunny days, budding trees, bright and colorful tulips, and more are among the first signs of spring in Delaware, and we’re happy to have the season back! As spring starts to arrive, you may find yourself asking “do spring peepers come out in Delaware?” Well you’ll be happy to know that they do!

What are your favorite signs of spring in Delaware? Share with us in the comments below, or we can chat in our Delaware Nature Lovers Facebook Group!

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Do Spring Peepers Come Out In Delaware?

March 11, 2022

What wildflowers can you find in Delaware in the spring? 

Delaware has nearly 900 unique species of wildflower that pop up throughout the year, and spring is by far the season most packed with blooms. Wildflowers love water and the First State is full of that, so you never have to look too far to spot some colorful flowers. Some species that crop up in the spring include dwarf blue cornflowers, poppies, and black eyed Susan’s. If you are looking for a perfect spot to observe these natural beauties, we recommend this wildflower trail in Hockessin.

Are there any hikes in Delaware that are good for the spring time? 

Delaware offers over 200 unique hiking trails, each with their own exciting and impressive draws, especially in the spring time when everything is green and colorful. For a short and sweet hike that still offers great payoffs, try the 1.3 mile Auburn Heights trail, it is paved for easy walking and you may be able to see a steam car! If you are a more experienced hiker and want to explore a longer trail, you can try the 10.4 mile Northern Delaware Greenway trail that will take you through multiple state parks and past two historic homes. Read this article for some more Delaware hiking inspiration.

Does Delaware have any natural wonders? 

Delaware actually held the nickname “small wonder” for many years due to all of the awe inspiring natural beauty that this state has to offer. There are many massive salt marshes that emit a unique sulfur smell and harbor a diverse collection of flora and fauna, there are also stunning grasslands and all types of bodies of water to enjoy. Delaware is definitely a haven for nature lovers. If you’d like to learn more about the natural beauty of Delaware, take a look at this article.