Written By: Jim Knox Curator of Education at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
As winter’s icy silence reluctantly yields to spring’s chorus in southern New England, we recognize the choir by voice, if not by sight. Before the Red-winged Blackbirds fill the marsh with song, before even the famous Spring Peepers fill the air with their bell-like symphony, there is another call. Neither melodic nor recognizable to most, the duck-like quack we hear before the final ice has left the swamp, is that of Rana sylvatica, also known as the Wood Frog.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is dedicated to acquainting a diverse public to the delicate balance that exists between living things and their environment. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is a 501(c)(3) not for profit owned and operated by the Connecticut Zoological Society.