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Friday, May 24th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Steve Pollick: Seasonal frog songs a wake-up call for humans

This year the toads in Steve Pollick's creek bottom began singing April 9 and the music has been a constant and welcome companion since. (DNR photo)

Each of us outdoors folks has a special sign that announces “Spring!” to us like nothing else. It may be the sequential emergence of various ephemeral wildflowers, from skunk cabbages and spring beauties to trout lilies, violets, may apples and many more.
It may be the gobbling of wild tom turkeys, the appearance of morels, or an influx of avian migrants from waterfowl to songbirds. Warming weather, running steelhead, walleye and white bass and more.
For me, however, nothing says “Spring!” like the singing of hosts of American toads.

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