This morning I pulled my first of year Spring Peeper from a minnow trap at a study site near Guelph. First of year visual that is, I had heard the call of one or two ambitious individuals weeks ago near Parkhill before things went cold again. Typically a cross-like marking is visible but this one has a pretty solid pinkish colour to it, perhaps due to recent emergence (I'm not sure why this occurs).
My first Eastern Newt of the year brought a smile to my face. These guys never look very impressed and are rather common in this part of Ontario but I always enjoy encountering them.