News of the Atlas

Fairly often, the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas is publicized on television, on the radio, in newspapers, magazines, podcasts, videos, and on the web. We are always pleased and grateful when this happens.

To read more about the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Project or related herptile conservation efforts in Vermont please explore some of the following articles, cited below, to learn more about our activities.  Sometimes links offsite expire; please let the webmistress know if this happens. Such links will be made inactive in our citations below. If we have permission, we will provide a reprint instead. Links were last checked in January of 2018.

If you’d like to write about us, or discuss herptiles with us, please contact Jim Andrews. We’re always happy to hear from you. Thanks.

Articles

Associated Press. 2005. Rare snake that was saved found dead. Rutland Herald (November 10, 2005).

Associated Press. 2012 Turtle crossings to help endangered species in Vt. Rutland Herald (Janaury 6, 2012).

Baird, Joel Banner. 2013. Health of Vermont forests depends on regular check-ups. Burlington Free Press (December 20, 2013),

Bodin, Madeline. 2007. In Nature: Gray Treefrog gets second billing. Burlington Free Press (June 22, 2007),

__________. 2007. Why Did the Amphibian Cross the Road? Defenders (82: 3, Summer 2007), 29-29.

__________. 2009. On the Ground: Untangling Ribbon Snakes. Defenders Magazine (84: 2, Summer 2009).

__________. 2013. Can You Help Locate This Snake? On the web at http://www.vnews.com/lifetimes/8783138-95/can-you-help-locate-this-snake, October 6, 2013 (in print on October 7, 2013, accessed December 2, 2013).

__________. 2013. Have You Seen This Snake? On the web at http://northernwoodlands.org/outside_story/article/snake, October 8, 2013
(accessed October 10, 2013).

Clarfield, Larry. 2013. Amphibians Awaken in the Champlain Valley. Blog post on the web at http://northbranchnaturecenter.blogspot.com/2013/03/amphibians-awaken-in-champlain-valley.html, March 13, 2013 (accessed May 2, 2013).

Dillon, John. 2000. Jim Andrews. Vermont Sunday Magazine (September 17, 2000).

Faccio, Steve. 2009. Video Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians. Northern Woodlands (March 16, 2009). http://northernwoodlands.org/knots_and_bolts/video_guide_to_reptiles_and_amphibians/ (accessed April 2, 2009). (Review of DVD)

Garofalo, Chris. 2009. Vernon Family Finds Rare Snake in Vermont. Brattleboro Reformer (October 12, 2009).

Howard, Zach. 2011. Mudpuppy salamander fails to make Vermont endangered list.  Reuters  (October 28, 2011). Available at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mudpuppy-vermont/mudpuppy-salamander-fails-to-make-vermont-endangered-list-idUSTRE79R5YL20111028 (accessed December 11, 2017).

Johnson, Tim. 2009. Mudpuppies killed off. Burlington Free Press (October 9, 2009), 1C, 8C.

Larson, Krista. 2005. Rare snake documented in Vermont for first time in 18 years. Rutland Daily Herald (July 12, 2005).

LaPointe, Kelsey. 2011. Courage in Leadership Nominee: Monkton Conservation Commission. Burlington Free Press (April 2, 2011).

Marcy, Darren. 2009. Outdoors VT: DVD features New England’s critters. RutlandHerald.com (April 3, 2009).

Maza, Cristina. 2018. Iran Says Enemies Used Lizards to Spy on Nuclear Program. Newsweek (February 13, 2013). Retrieved from http://www.newsweek.com/iran-says-enemies-using-lizards-spy-nuclear-program-805195 (accessed February 28, 2018)

“The claim that lizards ‘attract atomic waves’ is nothing that I have ever heard of, and it sounds totally bogus to me,” James Andrews, a scientist at the Vermont Amphibion [sic] Atlas, told Newsweek.

Mitchell, Tom. 2009. Rare Snake Discovered in Vernon. Rutland Herald (October 12, 2009).

NEPARC. 2017. “NEPARC Hepetofaunal [sic] Conservation Award.” Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Retrieved from http://northeastparc.org/neparc-conservation-award/ (accessed September 22, 2017).

Ober, Lauren. 2011. Newt Pursuit: Helping Vermont’s migratory amphibians survive their spring awakening.” Seven Days (April 13, 2011).

Page, Candace. 2005. Rare snake slithers home. Burlington Free Press (October 6, 2005), B1.

__________. 2007. Saving salamanders, one at a time. Burlington Free Press (March 23, 2007), 10A.

__________. 2007. Saving snakes. Burlington Free Press (May 24, 2007).

__________. 2008. Rare Snake Eludes Search. Burlington Free Press (September 26, 2008), 1A.

__________. 2009. New Year’s resolutions for a greener 2010. Burlington Free Press (December 27, 2009).

__________. 2009. Sightings of Milksnakes, Rattlesnake Mimics, Shake Residents. Burlington Free Press (July 9, 2009), 1B-2B. (Online title: Harmless snake scares homeowners).

__________. 2010. Monkton moves to save salamanders. Burlington Free Press (January 14, 2010).

__________. 2010. Rare turtle finds its voice. Burlington Free Press (September 5, 2010), D1.

__________. 2010. State is home to seven turtle species. Burlington Free Press (September 5, 2010), D1.

__________. 2010. The turtle man gives rare hatchlings a fighting chance. Burlington Free Press (September 5, 2010).

__________. 2010. Salamander crossing in Monkton wins $150,000 grant. Burlington Free Press (April 6, 2011).

__________. 2011. Groups join forces to save Vermont rattlesnakes. Burlington Free Press (April 6, 2011).

__________. 2013. In This State: From fields to wetlands, Jim Andrews is the ’herps‘ best friend. Vermont Digger (August 25, 2013). Available at http://vtdigger.org/2013/08/25/in-this-state-from-fields-to-wetlands-jim-andrews-is-the-herps-best-friend/ (accessed September 2, 2013).

Porter, Louis. 2006. Hail to the ‘herps’! Vermont Today (December 10, 2006).

__________. 2009. Lampricide kills hundreds of salamanders in Lamoille River. Times Argus (October 9, 2009).

Rathke, Lisa. 2009. Volunteers help salamanders avoid roadway massacre. The Associated Press (April 5, 2009).  NPR Morning Edition (has photos) at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102775300 (accessed April 24, 2009).

Roman, Joe. 2005. The Sweet Song of Spring: ‘Ribbit’. The New York Times (May 6, 2005), D8.

Schueller, Gretel H. 2007. Escort Services. Audubon (January/February 2007), 17.

Shea, Susan. 2014. The skinny on snakes. Bennington Banner (July 21, 2014), http://www.benningtonbanner.com/Opinion/ci_26135004/The-skinny-on-snakes (accessed August 18, 2014).

Smith, Patti. 2005. Conservation, Anyone? BEEC News (No. 57: Winter, 2005), 1.

__________. 2005. Snakes Alive! BEEC News (No. 57: Winter, 2005), 13.

Turner, Dorie. 2007. ‘Amphibian Ark’ Planned to Save Frogs. WashingtonPost.com (February 15, 2007)

Vermont Fish and Wildlife. 2016. Keep an Eye out for Turtles. (May 5, 2016), http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=73163&pageId=3709747 (accessed May 9, 2016).

__________. 2017. Biologists Seek Input on Snake Sightings. (September 21, 2017). Retrieved from http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=73163&pageId=10188734 (accessed September 29, 2017).

Podcasts and Videos

Across the Fence. 2014. UVM Herpetology. University of Vermont Extension Service: Across the Fence. (May 14, 2014), http://youtu.be/9lkWZN6T0tA (video accessed May 20, 2014).

Albertine, Chris and Franny Bastian. 2016. Amphibian Crossings Outdoor Radio (radio/podcast) (April 21, 2016). Available at: http://digital.vpr.net/post/outdoor-radio-amphibian-crossings (accessed June 6, 2016; includes streaming sound, slideshow, and short article).

Bodin, Madeline. 2009. On the Ground: Untangling Ribbon Snakes. Defenders Magazine (84: 2, Summer 2009).

Butler, Bridget. 2012. Drought Tough on Frogs and Salamanders: Breeding Pools Drying Up. WPTZ.com News Channel 5 

__________. 2013. Monkton Wildlife Crossing Project Closes in on Funding. WPTZ.com News Channel 5 (June 14, 2013).

FOX News. 2009. Group helps amphibians avoid certain death by walking them across busy street. foxnews.com (April 8, 2009).

Groom, Carol. 2006. Jim Andrews on Herpetology. At the Crossroads: Environmental and Farming Issues with Carol Groom (June 1, 2006),

Holland, Mary. 2011. Wood Frog. Naturally Curious With Mary Holland (blog) (April 14, 2011), http://naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/wood-frog/ (accessed April 15, 2011)

Kane, Adam. 2012. Kane: Diving for Turtles. VPR Commentary Series (radio/podcast) (December 4, 2012), site: http://www.vpr.net/episode/54936/kane-diving-for-turtles (accessed March 20, 2013). Listen, read transcript, watch the video, stream MP3 http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/84/2011/04/VTED-0407-2011.mp3, or download MP3 http://www.vpr.net/audio_download.php?id=33358

Lindholm, Jane. 2011. Fun With Herpetology: Getting To Know Vermont’s Reptiles And Amphibians. Vermont Edition (radio/podcast) (April 7, 2011), site: http://vprarchive.vpr.net/vermont-edition/fun-with-herpetology-getting-to-know-vermontaes-reptiles-and-amphibians/ (accessed May 19, 2011). Stream MP3: http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/84/2011/04/VTED-0407-2011.mp3, and Download MP3 http://www.vpr.net/audio_download.php?id=33358

Lindholm, Jane and Ric Cengeri. 2013. Lifestyles Of The Slimy And The Scaly (Amphibians And Reptiles). Vermont Edition (radio/podcast) (August 23, 2013), site: http://digital.vpr.net/post/lifestyles-slimy-and-scaly-amphibians-and-reptiles (accessed September 9, 2013). Stream MP3: http://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2013/08/vpr-vermont-edition-20130823.mp3.

__________. 2014. Herpetology Today: What Our Amphibians And Reptiles Are Up To. Vermont Edition (radio/podcast) (April 14, 2014), site: http://digital.vpr.net/post/herpetology-today-what-our-amphibians-and-reptiles-are (accessed April 14, 2014).

__________. 2018. Herp Walk: Reptiles and Amphibians are on the move! Vermont Edition (radio/podcast) (April 12, 2018), site: http://digital.vpr.net/post/herp-walk-reptiles-and-amphibians-are-move (accessed April 15, 2018).

Lindholm Jane and Sam Gale Rosen. 2017. Skinks, Efts, And Underpasses: Herp It Up For Vermont’s Reptiles And Amphibians Vermont Edition (radio/podcast) (August 23, 2017). Retrieved from: http://digital.vpr.net/post/skinks-efts-and-underpasses-herp-it-vermonts-reptiles-and-amphibians (accessed September 23, 2017).

Middlebury Community Television. 2009. Interviews with Jim Andrews. Vibrant Vermonters on MCTV (Spring/Summer, 2009)

NBC5. 2018. Volunteers tally salamanders, escort them to safety. (April 10, 2018) http://www.mynbc5.com/article/volunteers-tally-salamanders-escort-them-to-safety/19733939# (accessed April 15, 2018)

Sollberger, Eva. 2017. Spring Amphibian Migration [SIV487] Seven Days: Arts + Life » Stuck In Vermont (video/article) (April 27, 2017). Retrieved from: https://m.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/spring-amphibian-migration-siv487/Content?oid=5356060 (accessed September 23, 2017).

University of Vermont. 2014. Jim Andrews presents the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas to the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Annual Meeting. http://www.uvm.edu/vmc/annualMeeting/2014/content#contributed (accessed January 22, 2015).

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. 2015. Reptiles and Amphibians Are on the Move. Vermont.gov (April 16, 2015) http://www.vermont.gov/portal/government/article.php?news=5415 (accessed April 18, 2015).

Vermont Public Television. 2008. Vermont’s Amphibian Big Night. Outdoor Journal on Vermont Public Television (April 14, 2008), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5Q1GT5DFw (accessed June 4, 2008)

WCAX News. 2014. Spring peepers and other reptiles out for the spring. The :30 (May 16, 2014)

WCAX News. 2015. The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Project. The :30 (April 21, 2015)

WCAX News. 2016. Wildlife Watch: Safer road-crossings for critters. The :30 (May 3, 2016)