Category: updates

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: Map turtle mystery; fall frog calls; bullfrog gape — September 2, 2022

Herpers, it has been too long since I sent out an update. Here in the office we have been really busy keeping up with the records that are being sent in by others (~375 during July and August) and those

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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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Patti Casey, Colin McCaffrey: concert coming —July 23, 2022

Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey playing Saturday, October 1 for a fundraising concert During our fall/winter fundraising drive, singer/songwriters Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey generously offered to perform for free to raise funds for the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas.

Field Trip in Weathersfield

Folks, the Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society has asked me to lead a reptile and amphibian field trip in Weathersfield this Saturday, July 23rd, at 1 PM. They tell me that there is still room for eight more people. If you

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Herp Update: videos, snake hotels, ratsnake, vernal pools—July 12, 2022

New herp videos available Our Herp Atlas videographer and editor Matt Gorton has posted a couple more of our short videos on YouTube. Snake Hotels Putting out artificial cover is a time-honored method of survey and monitoring for snakes. Many

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Herp Update: Northeast Kingdom; Mink Frogs, Gray Treefrogs — June 28, 2022

Herps in the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) My assistant Matt Gorton and I recently took a trip to the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) to try to fill in some distribution gaps in Avery’s Gore and Averill. As of the 2020 census, Avery’s

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Herp Update: reports of turtles, frogs — June 13, 2022

Current Herp Activity Herpers, I continue to receive a steady stream of reports of Snapping Turtles, Painted Turtles, and even a couple Northern Map Turtles laying eggs. I also am receiving quite a few reports of Wood Turtles traveling on land, but since they feed on land,

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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 Herp Activity — May 25, 2022

Recent Herp Activity Along with the many choruses of Gray Treefrogs that people have been reporting, the extremely warm weather toward the end of last week even motivated a few American Bullfrogs to call here in the Lake Champlain Valley.

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