Category: education

Herp Update: Night Activity, Habitats+Highways Award, Kickstarter continues — November 29, 2022

Recent Herp Activity Last Sunday, November 27th, with the temperature at 41 F and a steady rain since mid-afternoon, I headed out around 9 PM to check to see what amphibians had been encouraged to move at our Morgan Road

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Herp Update: Kickstarter for Field Guide, Fall migration activity—November 15, 2022

Kickstarter campaign for the first ever Field Guide to Vermont’s Amphibians Teage O’ Conner of Crow’s Path contacted us this spring asking for our collaboration in putting together a waterproof, tearproof, foldable, and super handy field guide to the amphibians

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Herp Update: Fall turtles, Field trip with salamanders, Concert—September 19, 2022

Baby Snapping Turtle emerging from nest. PHoto by Pat Perry and used with permission.

Recent Herp Activity We have received quite a few reports of baby Snapping Turtles emerging over the last week (see the Pat Perry photo).  Snapping Turtles emerge from their underground nests in the fall of the same year that the

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Herp Update: Moving Snappers, Herp Activity, & Concert—July 29, 2022

male American Bullfrog showing yellow throat and swollen thumbs, held face facing camera in a human hand

Our latest video: Moving Snapping Turtles We had been looking for an opportunity to show on video what we feel is the safest way to move larger Snapping Turtles. While doing a herp survey on a piece of St. Michael’s

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Ecological economics course

Ecological Economics Crash Course Flyer

Upcoming Course on Ecological Economics Folks, I wanted to bring this course to your attention.  As my signature line should make clear, I strongly believe that in order to conserve reptiles and amphibians as well as all other living things on

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Herp Update: recent activity — May 5, 2022

Recent Activity Last weekend was a field trip weekend for my Conservation of Vermont Reptiles course that I am teaching through Hogback Community College in Bristol (non-credit non-graded courses, for more info see https://familyforests.org/past-hogback-community-college-courses/). The weather was cool to cold

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: amphibian reports, road search education, salamander ID — April 9, 2022

Recent Activity Herpers, many amphibian reports and photos have come in over the past week. At the moment I have about 40 reports in my inbox and it will be a few days before I catch up with them and

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Herp Update: Education event, migration reports, call-in show — April 1, 2022

Morgan Road Herpers, it was a big night at Morgan Road in Salisbury last night at our public educational event. This annual event is organized by the Otter Creek Audubon Society and the Salisbury Conservation Commission. Last night we had

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Herp Update: Quick reference photos, fundraiser – January 25, 2022

New Feature on our VtHerpAtlas website! Herpers, last year Kate Kelly added a new feature to our website. She added separate quick-reference photo guides for adult snakes, juvenile snakes, turtles, salamanders, and frogs. Hopefully these will help report-contributors save time

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