Spring Peepers are quite common throughout metro Atlanta. Their appropriate name describes the 'peeping' call. Once the males gather in large numbers their calls can be deafening. They breed in ephemeral wetlands and the shallow margins of permanent and beaver ponds. Males have a second call for when another male gets too close — an aggressive, territorial call. This second call has been likened to the advertisement call of its congener — the Upland Chorus Frog.
Spring Peepers can be identified by the 'cross' on its back. This cross is where the specific name — crucifer — comes from.
Spring Peepers are KNOWN to occur in both Fulton and Dekalb counties.