Category: frogs

Herp Update: Green Frog Eggs, Spotted Turtle, Website, Upcoming Presentation – July 14, 2024

Recent Herp Activity People are now reporting sightings of Green Frog eggs.  Green Frogs deposit a film of eggs on the surface of the water (see photos below).  Since they deposit their eggs so late in the season, the water

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Herp Update: Metamorphs, First Racer since 2014, Spiny Softshells in Winooski River Delta, Turtles Nesting – June 18, 2024

Recent Herp Activity On a June 11 field trip to Sunderland; Kiley Briggs, Kate Kelly, and I found our first young-of-the-year Wood Frogs. Chris Slesar reported young-of-the-year American Toads in West Haven on June 9. These youngsters were fresh eggs

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Herp Update: Toad Tadpoles, Female Turtles Nesting, Needed Reports – May 30, 2024

Recent Herp Activity We have received the first report of American Toad tadpoles hatched out and on the move.  Kate Kelly reported them in Hinesburg.   At the same time, there are still some American Toads calling and laying eggs.

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Herp Update: American Toads & Gray Treefrogs – May 22, 2024

Recent Herp Activity We have been receiving a flood of reports lately.  I suspect it has to do with the amount of recent press coverage we have had.  We have been on local television, VPR, and Vermont Digger this spring

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Herp Update: Morgan Road education and amphibian migration — April 13, 2024

Folks, each spring the Otter Creek Audubon Society (OSAS) and the Salisbury Conservation Commission host two public educational events on Morgan Road in Salisbury, to introduce people to the wonderful phenomenon of amphibian spring migration. This year our first public

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Herp Update: Treefrogs, thanks to Intern – August 30, 2023

Current Herp Activity : Gray Treefrogs At this time of year we receive many reports of little emerald green frogs that are climbing on plants and homes near ponds and other wetlands.   Many people have a hard time identifying

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Herp Update: Current Herp Activity – August 2, 2023

Current Herp Activity Snakes We monitor the populations of snakes at a site in Lincoln that is part of the Colby Hill Ecological Project.  At this site we have put out a series of 45 slate sandwiches with wooden spacers

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Herp Update: Current Herp Activity – June 29, 2023

Current Herp Activity Calling amphibians Gray Treefrogs are now calling in many areas of the state.  We still need reports of this species from many higher-elevation, central Vermont, and northeastern Vermont towns.  Please do snap a photo or send us

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Herp Update: Education through Press, Current Activity, Snake Hotels — May 10, 2023

Herp Education through the Press Herpers, thanks for all the questions you e-mailed and called in for our segment on the Vermont Edition program of Vermont Public.  The producer and host were impressed with all the interest and we accomplished

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Herp Update: Current Herp Activity, Fundraiser – February 17, 2023

Current Herp Activity Since our last update we have received two reports of single Spotted Salamanders moving over the remaining snow. They originate from opposite ends of the state: Brattleboro and Montgomery. Sightings of winter movement of Spotted Salamanders in

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