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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Harbingers of Spring

That high pitched sound you may be hearing in the early evening is made by small frogs known as spring peepers, and is one of the first signs that spring has truly arrived. These little amphibians mate and lay their eggs in ponds and spend the rest of the year in the forest. Many of the conservation restrictions we hold cover properties with vernal pools and other wetlands which are protected by the MA Wetlands Protection Act as well as local wetlands protections bylaws in some towns to help ensure this spring chrous will continue to be heard forever.

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