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Herp Update: Recent Herp Activity – December 29, 2023

There is still some limited and unprecedented herptile activity taking place. Keep your eyes open during this unusually warm and wet weather. Recent Herp Activity Amphibians (and some reptiles) still on the move While working on our Middlebury Christmas Bird

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Herp Update: Amphibians moving, December reptiles – December 11, 2023

Folks, as a result of the number of people who have requested to receive our Herp Updates, we moved to a new format using Mailchimp. Please do forward this e-mail to anyone you think would be interested. They can subscribe

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Herp Update: Amphibians moving, Winter reports, Annual report – November 18, 2023

Recent Herp Activity Amphibians still on the move With temperatures above 50 F and rains that started around 6 PM, I headed out to Morgan Road here in Salisbury last night before going to bed. In one pass through the

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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: 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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Herp Update: Current Herp Activity, Folding Pocket Guide, Changes in our Team, End of Annual Fundraiser – March 10, 2023

Current Herp Activity Thankfully, since our last update, cooler temperatures and snows returned, keeping our amphibians in the ground where they belonged.  As a result, I have not received any reports of amphibians moving or calling above ground.  We did

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Herp Update: Current Herp Activity, Fundraiser – February 17, 2023

Current Herp Activity Since our last update we have received two reports of single Spotted Salamanders moving over the remaining snow. They originate from opposite ends of the state: Brattleboro and Montgomery. Sightings of winter movement of Spotted Salamanders in

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Holiday Herp Update: Current Herp Activity, Fundraiser — December 25, 2022

Current Herp Activity Herpers, hopefully the above ground herp activity has ceased until the next warm and wet spell.  Though only two days ago on December 23, herper (and birder) Sue Wetmore reported hearing a calling Northern Leopard Frog when

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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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