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Sap, peepers and the end to winter

Two milestones in the seasonal calendar — the emergence of the first amphibians and the end of the maple sap run — are unfolding this year in reverse order. I heard plenty of spring peepers in Salisbury at the end of February after a week of abnormally warm weather. They are quiet now since the recent cold snap, which also brought about a pause in maple sugaring, though probably did not the end of syrup season. 

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