Tag: conservation

Event: Amphibians and more in the Black River Watershed (April 23, 2019)

Herpers, if you are interested/available, and live somewhere near Craftsbury. I have a presentation coming up tomorrow night. See below. 2019 COC Forestry and Conservation Seminar Series: Changes in the Forests and Fields Around Us – a deep dive into

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to Herpers: Spring amphibian migration and a couple requests

Herpers, the forecast for this Friday night currently looks good for amphibian migration and if the temperatures really stay in the 60’s as forecast, we might see Gray Treefrogs and American Toads moving in the valley. Of course back up

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to Herpers: Amphibians and Reptile Activity

Herpers, there was lots of activity last night and I am still working through all the reports. I received reports from Alburgh south to Brandon and east to Northfield. The species list is extensive: Jefferson, Blue-spotted, Spotted, Four-toed, and Eastern

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to Herpers: Your Assignment

Okay herpers, conditions for amphibian migration tomorrow night in the Lake Champlain Basin and other lowland areas of Vermont look almost perfect. It is now time for each and every one of you to contribute some useful information in return

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to Herpers: mixed success

Herpers, I just finished reviewing all the herp reports that have been coming in from this weekend through last night. Those that were out looking had mixed success last night. I have heard from groups in Monkton and New Haven

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to the Herpers: amphibians in wintering sites, maybe

Herpers, a few hardy groups headed out Friday night in the snow. Kiley B was unable to find any crossing amphibians in the snow in central Vermont. Kate K, Cindy S, Nina M and others did find a couple Blue-spotted

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to Herpers: conditions for seeking migrating amphibians

Herpers, I have been watching the weather forecast carefully for tonight to see if it would be a good night for amphibian migration. I look for a few predictors. I want to make sure that where I am going to

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Road Crossings for Salamanders: new report

Here’s some good reading for us! There’s a new report out from the Agency of Transportation: Where Do Salamanders Cross The Road? Development Of A GIS Model To Identify Amphibian Road-Crossing Hotspots Authors are Steven D. Faccio, Sean W. MacFaden,

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Dr. Andrews presents: Establishing Baseline Distribution Data on Vermont’s Reptiles and Amphibians

This video of Jim’s presentation at last fall’s Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) annual meeting was just put on line. In case you weren’t able to attend, you can watch it here: Establishing Baseline Distribution Data on Vermont’s Reptiles and

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