Category: reptiles

Snakes and Dead Creek Day

Herpers, this is the time of year to find snakes on the roads when you are out walking, biking, or driving (slowly).  Snakes are now mowing from foraging areas to denning areas on warm sunny fall days and that means

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Mama turtles on the move

Herpers, this Tuesday I drove to Bennington and back and saw three Snapping Turtles and three Painted Turtles crossing the roads. From mid-May through June female turtles are leaving the water and traveling overland to their favorite egg-laying locations. This

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to Herpers: Amphibian Migration

Herpers, here in Salisbury we hosted one of our public education nights on Morgan Road last night. We had 43 people on site and monitored and moved amphibians for two hours from 8 AM to 10 AM. Despite the conditions

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to Herpers: Amphibians and Reptile Activity

Herpers, there was lots of activity last night and I am still working through all the reports. I received reports from Alburgh south to Brandon and east to Northfield. The species list is extensive: Jefferson, Blue-spotted, Spotted, Four-toed, and Eastern

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to Herpers: mixed success

Herpers, I just finished reviewing all the herp reports that have been coming in from this weekend through last night. Those that were out looking had mixed success last night. I have heard from groups in Monkton and New Haven

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to Herpers: are the conditions right yet?

Herpers, one of my students just asked if the weather conditions forecast for tomorrow night might be appropriate for amphibian movement.  They might.  Looking at the current forecast though, it would be best after midnight.  Currently the percent chance for

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