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It's amphibian migration season; listen for the peepers

Spring is officially here and that means, the peepers have arrived.

Today, we learn about Connecticut’s amphibians, many are waking up now and migrating to wetlands.

Coming up, we also talk about the ways volunteers can help collect data on amphibians around our state with FrogWatch, a national citizen science project.

And we talk to a field scientist about the climate and biodiversity crises impacting many species including amphibians.

Have you heard spring peepers in your backyard?


  • Stevie Kennedy-Gold - Collection manager of the section of amphibians and reptiles at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Dennis Quinn - Owner of Quinn Ecological, an environmental consulting business that specializes in the research and conservation of Connecticut's amphibians and reptiles
  • Jim Knox - Curator of Education for Connecticut Beardsley Zoo
  • Mark Urban - Arden Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut

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Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.
Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.