So, I almost decided not to ride today. The temperatures are pretty comfortable, but that wind that Greg showed us a day or so ago has made it’s way east, strong enough to rattle the windows in the house. But, I decided I should at least do a little ride around the neighborhood. Once out doing that, I decided that I should at least head down to the main road to see what was going on. Once down there, I decided I should really head out one of the local gravel roads to check the current road conditions. So, before I knew it, my casual spin around the neighborhood turned into a decent hour or so ride.
I didn’t think I would have much opportunity to catch any interesting sounds on this ride. I could have captured some wind noise or course, but that seems like old news at this point. I’m glad I headed off on that gravel road, though. Nearing this little swampy area, I got to hear the spring peepers for the first time this season. It’s one of my favorite sounds of spring.
What’s a spring peeper you ask? From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_peeper
And quoting the National Wildlife Federation:
“Spring peepers are known for the males’ mating call—a high-pitched whistling or peeping sound repeated about 20 times a minute. However, the faster and louder they sing, the greater the chances of attracting a mate. They often congregate near water and sing in trios, with the deepest-voiced frog starting the call.“
Here’s wishing these little guys a happy romantic life.