Herp Update: Saturday Night? – December 10, 2021

Continuing Amphibian Activity

Herpers, looking to replace Christmas movies with herping this weekend? The current weather forecast is for wet and warm (near 50°F) tomorrow evening (Saturday) either before or after dinner. I may not be able to make it out, but I expect there will be at least Eastern Red-backed Salamanders still moving at major crossing areas like North Street in New Haven. If you see any herps moving anywhere, please do let me know.

The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Annual Fundraiser

As of this afternoon (Friday), our fundraiser had raised $16,000 toward our goal of raising $25,000 for next year. If you have not donated already, please donate. If you have donated already, thanks again.

In either case, please do forward this e-mail/post to anyone or any list of people who may be interested in supporting our local wildlife conservation and education efforts.

To learn more about what we have accomplished over the past year and to see the many ways you can contribute, please visit our GoFundMe site at https://gofund.me/70b5be0e.

Our upcoming course: Conserving Vermont’s Reptiles

Don’t forget to check out our new course offering for this winter and next spring. We will discuss the identification, habitat, natural history, and conservation of all of Vermont’s turtles, snakes, and our one lizard. Foresters can also get recertification credit for taking this course. For more information or to register visit either https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conserving-vermonts-reptiles-tickets-211892103987 or https://familyforests.org/conserving-vermonts-reptiles/.

If you know anyone who might be interested in this course, please do let them know.

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