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Look for these species of wildlife in spring


Spring brings an increase of wildlife activity to West Virginia, and West Virginia state parks and forests are a great place to look for them. Keep an eye out for these critters as you trek through woods and fields:

The spring peeper chorus is often one of the first signs of spring. These diminutive tree frogs are about the size of the end of your thumb, but they make a big noise, according to Jim Phillips, retired naturalist from Pipestem Resort. Phillips also leads eagle surveys of the Pipestem area.

“They can be heard at a distance of a mile or more, even with your car windows rolled up. If you stand right next to a group of them it will make your ears ring,” he said.

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