The early springtime calling of spring peepers is a welcome sound. This tiny frog is one of the first animals to herald in the change of seasons and say goodbye to winter. Their high pitched peeping is heard near most ponds or swampy areas, even in the suburbs. They are easy to identify both by sound and sight; they have a large black "X" on their backs, and emit the one note "peep" call. They will sometimes be found suctioned onto a storm door at night if there is a light nearby that is attracting their insect prey. This is by far the best time to get a close up view of this delicate species.