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 https://vtdigger.org/2019/02/0
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