Thousands Of Singing Spring Peepers Are A Welcome Sound Of Normalcy Here In New Jersey
I’ve lived in several New Jersey cities and bustling suburbs, but I haven’t ventured much into the more rural parts of our state, other than for a day trip or weekend getaway. Sure, I’ve seen squirrels, wild turkeys, a few deer here and there, and even a frog once when visiting a friend, but I’d never heard of a Spring Peeper until today. It turns out that I’ve been listening to them for years, along hiking trails and while sitting along the shores of picturesque ponds.
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Since they’re so tiny, you’ll rarely see them though you’ll often hear them. If you want to catch a glimpse, one of your best bets is in East Brunswick where they temporarily shut down an entire road as an animal crossing. You can learn more about Beekman Drive’s springtime road closure here.
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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