Category: updates

In the News: May 2020

A brief round up of this month’s news and mentions of the Atlas: May 18: “F&W: Turtles on the Roadway Need Your Help” from Saint Albans Messenger at https://www.samessenger.com/news/f-w-turtles-on-the-roadway-need-your-help/article_6f8ba722-9906-11ea-a519-13455e108690.html “When you spot a turtle in the road, you may be

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Current Herp Activity & Videos

a note from Jim Herpers, with this warm weather American Toads, American Bullfrogs, and Gray Treefrogs are all starting to chorus. This Friday night’s rains should generate movement of all three of these frogs. It may also generate some movement

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Need some good questions

Note from Jim: Herpers, I will be joining Jane Lindholm on VPR’s Vermont Edition this Tuesday May 12 from 1 to 2 PM for a Vermont herp discussion.  We usually do this about once a year and it is a

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to the Herpers: Amphibian Migration Sunday Night

Four-toed Salamander (Hemdactylium scutatum, venter, in hand, Bridport, April 7, 2017 copyright (c) Jack Leonard and used by permission)

A note from Jim: Herpers, the current forecast for Sunday night looks good for amphibian migration. Here in the Lake Champlain Basin, Spotted Salamanders may still be moving away from breeding pools, but in the mountains, north-central Vermont, and the

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to the Herpers: Winter Weather Advisory

a note from Jim: Herpers, I had thought that tonight’s weather conditions would be a nice relatively warm rain continuing into the evening that would provide good amphibian-migration conditions in central Vermont mountain towns and the Northeast Kingdom, but current

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Second Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Funding Drive Now Starting

Close up of a cute salamander face

Herpers, last year at this time the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas ran its first public fundraising effort (very successful) for two special projects as well as to continue our long-term research, conservation, education, and outreach efforts. The special projects

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Hats to support the Atlas

Announcing the new Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas hats, designed by artist/herper Hannah Thorne! All hats are Adams low-profile, pigment dyed, 100% cotton caps with adjustable leather strap and antique brass buckle, and cool-crown mesh inside. They are one-size-fits-most. The

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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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Northern Leopard Frog-pocalypse? No, but…

Over the past week I have received many e-mails, phone calls, and reports of huge numbers of small frogs along the Otter Creek floodplains of Cornwall, Leicester, and Salisbury. Landowners report not wanting to mow their lawns; pool owners have

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