Jeepers, creepers, love to hear those peepers


Alex Goethals, our faithful, annual correspondent from Lambert’s Cove, reports that pinkletinks began singing their spring tunes near his West Tisbury house Sunday morning, March 10.

Nancy Abbott, a half mile east on Lambert’s Cove Road, called The Times on Monday to report she had heard that unmistakable spring crier, the pinkletink, also known as the northern spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer).

The peeping of this thumbnail-sized tree frog, native to eastern North America, is normally first heard around mid-March. For Vineyarders tired of the winter, the sound of pinkletinks is a welcome song and a sign that spring is on the horizon.