learn more about the wetland overlook
Where the forest thins, you can see a large wetland area that the creek pours into. This wetland is a place where land and water meet, and it is full of life. In early spring, you can see many amphibians, like the northern cricket frog, leopard frog, spring peeper, green frog, American toad, and Fowler’s toad. Their loud calls mean they are breeding. As winter snow melts and spring rains begin, they use the temporary pools of water left behind in the spring to breed. Scroll down to hear some of their calls!
Fowler's toad (Tyler Streets/Courtesy of Maryland DNR).
Leopard frogs gathering in the greenery (Cathy Downes/Courtesy of Maryland DNR).
A green frog showing off its best side (Iris Jeunet/ Courtesy of Maryland DNR).
A shy eastern box turtle (Matt McIntosh/NOAA).
Wetland overlook (Matt McIntosh/NOAA).