The Clethra shurb is a late summer bloomer. The blosoms come in white or pink and are a favorite of bees and butterflies. The name pepperbush is derived from the seeds it produces which look like pepper seeds. The plant is also known as Sweet Summerbush.
By July Spring Peepers have grown enough that they are ready to launch out into the world. They will face many challenges on their journey to the woods where they will spend the rest of the year, but hopefully next spring this one will return to begin the chorus of spring again.