to Herpers: snakes and frogs overwintering indoors, human population

Herpers, I have been receiving recent reports of snakes and a couple frogs overwintering in people’s houses.  Over the weekend I heard of a Northern Leopard Frog overwintering in a cellar sump pump depression filled with water (a first) and a Gray Treefrog that came in with potted plants (fairly common).

What I really want to draw your attention to though is a recent commentary I wrote for Vermont Digger that was posted this morning. I write about the need to embrace the stabilization of Vermont’s and the world’s population.  Without stabilization of world population and resource use per capita; reptiles, amphibians, and many other wildlife species will continue to be threatened with habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation.  Some will disappear entirely.

Check out the commentary at

If you feel so motivated, please add a supportive comment.

Jim Andrews

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