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At Long Last, It's The Peepers Big Night

While they can't stop traffic, Bret Thelen's crossing brigade does what it can to slow drivers down. (Sam Evans-Brown/NHPR)
While they can't stop traffic, Bret Thelen's crossing brigade does what it can to slow drivers down. (Sam Evans-Brown/NHPR)

After a long and frigid winter, the sound of peepers is a welcome sound for New Englanders. But before frogs can start singing in the spring, a massive migration has to take place first. It all happens on a handful of nights with a cast of millions of amphibians. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Sam Evans-Brown of New Hampshire Public Radio reports.

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  • Sam Evans-Brown, environment and education reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio. He tweets @SamEB_NHPR.
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