Category: salamander

Vernal Pool Video by K. Briggs

Herpers, friend, colleague, and former student Kiley Briggs of the Orianne Society put together an excellent video on vernal pools.  It is roughly 30 minutes long and covers vernal pools, amphibians that use them, egg-mass ID, and a few invertebrates

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Need some good questions

Note from Jim: Herpers, I will be joining Jane Lindholm on VPR’s Vermont Edition this Tuesday May 12 from 1 to 2 PM for a Vermont herp discussion.  We usually do this about once a year and it is a

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Amphibian Crossings: Chris Slesar interview

Chris K. Slesar, Environmental Resources Coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, and frequent contributor to the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas, did a Facebook Live interview about on habitat connectivity and herps. It’s watchable at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=682259185675742. [Facebook videos apparently

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to the Herpers: Spring Amphibian Update

a note from Jim Herpers, the warm weather of last weekend generated scores of reptile and amphibian reports. At our monitoring site in Lincoln (1,400 ft. in elevation in central Vermont), Wood Frog egg masses are mostly old and many

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to the Herpers: Amphibians on the move last night

Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum, Essex, April 26, 2020, copyright (c) Larry Clarfeld and used by permission)

a note from Jim: Herpers, conditions were good for amphibian migration in the Lake Champlain Basin and at least one central Vermont town last night. Cindy Sprague and Jeff Salisbury both got out in Huntington and reported Spring Peepers, Spotted

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Amphibian ID and Ecology – Online Course

an email from Jim: Herpers, a former student of mine by the name of Zac Cota is offering an online course on Amphibian Identification and Life History through the North Branch Nature Center starting next week. See the information below.

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to the Herpers: Update on last week

a note from Jim: Herpers, I am still working my way through all the reports from early last week. Amphibians were moving in great numbers on Monday night clear to the Canadian border. Lots of great reports and photos have

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to the Herpers: Amphibian Migration Tonight

a note from Jim: Herpers, tonight looks good for amphibian migration. I have had scores of reports of amphibians sightings over the past week. They have come from dozens of towns from Brattleboro, north west to Grand Isle and as

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Herp Activity

Herpers, with sun and warmer temperatures arriving over the weekend and through yesterday, many of the later-season, warmth-loving reptiles and amphibians became active. Large-bodied snakes like Eastern Ratsnakes and Timber Rattlesnakes were emerging from their dens. Painted Turtles, Northern Map

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to Herpers: Your Assignment

Okay herpers, conditions for amphibian migration tomorrow night in the Lake Champlain Basin and other lowland areas of Vermont look almost perfect. It is now time for each and every one of you to contribute some useful information in return

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