Spring Peeper (singing)--although difficult to actually find among blades of grass and sedges, it is hard to miss the sound of a group of calling peepers.
Wood Frog--these guys are already in the pools so keep an eye (and an ear) out
Spotted Salamander--although I have not yet seen one of these yet this year, it is likely that they are already in vernal pools
As we approach spring, large geese flocks head north. Today I witnessed several large flocks of Canada and Snow Geese.
With the relatively warm temperatures, butterflies have emerged! I found my first butterfly of the year today, a Mourning Cloak that was wandering through the woods. I also saw other insects such as stoneflies, moths, and green stinkbugs flying around during the warmest portion of the day.
Mourning Cloak--usually one of the earliest butterflies of spring