Category: snakes

Herp Update: Activity, Get Data, Radio — April 22, 2024

Recent Herp Activity In much of Vermont, the warm and wet weather during the week of April 8-12 generated the bulk of our early-spring-amphibian migration. However, the warm, and dry weather over the past week has generated reports of Common

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Herp Update: Recent Herp and Human Activity – January 22, 2024

Annual Fundraiser As I hope you know, we are in middle of our annual fundraiser.  We have now raised $8,358 of our goal of $20,000 for this year.  Our thanks to the 81 people who have contributed so far.  If

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Herp Update: New Format & Recent Sightings – October 27, 2023

New Format and Recent Sightings Folks, as a result of the number of people who have requested to receive our Herp Updates, we have moved to a new format using Mailchimp. For friends and family to subscribe: visit vtherpatlas.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=63c5df7985d413f2ea204e690&id=c48959eb4b&e=f3cfc2a496 There

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Herp Update: Amphibians on the move & Fall Calls, Snake Monitoring Video, Non-native Species – October 17, 2023

Recent and Upcoming Herp Activity Amphibians still on the move After my wife mentioned that an Eastern Red-backed Salamander had found its way into her studio yesterday evening, I decided I should run over to our local amphibian crossing hotspot

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Herp Update: Amphibians & Snakes on the Move, Annual Report – October 11, 2023

Recent and Upcoming Herp Activity Amphibians still on the move During last Saturday night’s rain, my wife Kris and I headed out to our local amphibian crossing (Morgan Road) for a quick look at amphibians coming out of the Leicester

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Herp Update: Still moving, annual report – October 11, 2023

Amphibians still on the move During last Saturday night’s rain, my wife Kris and I headed out to our local amphibian crossing (Morgan Road) for a quick look at amphibians coming out of the Leicester River swamp and heading to

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Herp Update: Snakes and amphibians on the move, Endangered Species Award, Presentation – October 6, 2023

Recent and Upcoming Herp Activity: Snakes on the move Herpers, I used to believe that the first frosts of the fall were the trigger that initiated snakes movement back uphill to denning sites.  On the first warm sunny day after

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Fundraising Concert with David Fuerzig: Saturday, September 23 at 7 PM

Dekay's Brownsnake held gently in fingers of a human hand.

Herp Update: Special Edition Upcoming Fuerzig Fundraising Concert Saturday, September 23 at 7 PM here in Salisbury Folks, UVM pianist David Feurzig is on a mission to give free concerts in all the towns in Vermont.   Through those concerts

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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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