Category: frogs

Herp Update: presentation, frog math, creative names — April 25, 2022

Upcoming Presentation I am giving a presentation on Significant Reptiles and Amphibians of Monkton (and the Monkton Underpasses) for the Monkton Conservation Commission this Wednesday, April 27th. It is a hybrid presentation, so you can attend in person or through

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Herp Update: data gaps, Hinesburg first, PARC Amphibian week — April 19, 2022

Help us fill in some data gaps for very common species Herpers, we have some embarrassing gaps in our database and maps. There is still one town in Vermont where no one has ever reported a Wood Frog. They are

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Herp Update: migration starts, vacation – March 20, 2022

Amphibian migrations have started Herpers, I just returned from a warm southerly vacation to find that temperatures in Vermont were just as warm, at least temporarily. So, I have been scrambling to get caught up. The warm weather at the

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Herp Update: Continuing Migration and Fundraiser– December 7, 2021

Man in blue raincoat, facing the camera, holds an adult snapping turtle head downward. The turtle is almost the size of the man's torso.

Continuing Amphibian Activity Herpers, with the temperatures at 50°F and the rains becoming heavy around 5 PM, I had to run over to the Morgan Road amphibian crossing here in Salisbury again last night. Given that this was both warmer

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Herp Update: amphibian and snake activity – October 21, 2021

Amphibian Activity Reports continue to come in reporting fall uphill migration of amphibians. Although I focused on the fall migrations of Eastern Red-backed Salamanders, Blue-spotted Salamanders, and Four-toed Salamanders in one of my previous Herp Updates, the reports include uphill

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Fall Frog Calls

Regarding late summer and early fall amphibian calls: Gray Treefrogs will call from trees on warm humid afternoons in late summer and sometimes early fall.  Their fall call is the same as their spring call, but once again, it is

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Herp Update: migration, records, oddities – April 25, 2021

Amphibian Migration I see a bunch of showers in the forecast for later this week, but the actual amount of rain forecast is minimal and the chance of showers in any one place is pretty low. If the ground and

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Herp Update: Frogs Calling, Egg Masses, Skink – April 9, 2021

Herpers, here in the Lake Champlain Basin I have been hearing lots of Northern Leopard Frogs calling from the floodplains of Otter Creek. We have received reports of calling Wood Frogs now from way up in Montgomery and Jay, and

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Herp Update: salamander in snow, overwintering treefrog, NBNC Amphibian Road Crossing Program

Herpers, we have had a couple more reports of Spotted Salamanders moving over the snow.  As I mentioned before, this is usually the result of some sort of disturbance by a fox, coyote, turkey, deer, human, etc.  In a photo

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Herp Update: first report of 2021

Herpers, our first herp report of the year came in on January 1st from Kiley Briggs and Melanie L who checked in on an overwintering site for Wood Turtles.  He sent a video that showed two or three turtles underneath

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