Just about a week ago, I heard the first Spring Peeper of the year. This us unusual. Most years, I'll hear one or two peepers on a warmish day in January. When it gets cold again, they slink back under the mud in embarrassment and pack it in until now. This year, we didn't have any warmish days in January, so the first peeper cranked up last week.
The next day, there were perhaps a few dozen peepers. The third day, pretty much the whole chorus, seven million or so strong. The fourth day, the American Toads added their trills. They're working in shifts, to cover both day and evening hours.
It's LOUD around here, folks!