Here is a posting that is probably an example of climate change in action. It is from Eastern Ontario. Imagine, Spring Peepers callling in December!

10:12AM -0500 > Green, Bull, Mink, and Leopard frogs and a fair number of Dew Worms active on the roads near the intersection of Limerick and Cooper roads last night – and at least 2 Peepers calling in the woods there (20h43-21h14, 10C, light rain, calm). This is the first December Peeper calling I’ve recorded since the drought years of 1998, 1999, and 2001. The CBC reports that 17C in Ottawa was the highest temperature ever recorded in December, and when we left home at 13h57 it was 19C here.

Location: Oxford Mills (Lanark, Leeds & Grenville County in Eastern Ontario)
Observer: Fred Schuler

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.