Just last night on my way home from the Go Green Meeting, I heard the familiar call of the spring peeper frog! This native frog is one of the first to come out of hibernation and males begin the ritual of singing for a mate (or high pitched peeps and shrills) near vernal pools and ponds on warm nights.
It is that kind of springtime sound that keeps the kids and I outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer to our senses! This week, we will be hitting the roadsides to help bring out the natural beauty of Derry and keep those “peeper ponds” clear of debris. Blue bags are available at the Derry Transfer Station. Choose an area to clean-up, leave the full bag there, and call Public Works to let them know where you cleaned.
The peepers and all of us thank you!