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Herp Update: Activity, Get Data, Radio — April 22, 2024

Recent Herp Activity In much of Vermont, the warm and wet weather during the week of April 8-12 generated the bulk of our early-spring-amphibian migration. However, the warm, and dry weather over the past week has generated reports of Common

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Herp Update: Fall migration activity, successful concert, spring salamander search—November 10, 2022

Upcoming Herp Activity tomorrow night, Friday, November 11 Herpers, I know that many of you have been out during the spring on a “big night” when many amphibians are moving from overwintering habitat to breeding or foraging habitat. Awareness of

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Herp Update: Concert, herp activity—October 25, 2022

Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey Fundraising Concert this Saturday in Salisbury The Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey concert, originally scheduled for a few weeks ago, had to be postponed since one of our performers had covid. All the players are

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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: 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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Herp Update: Turtle activity, documentation needed —May 16, 2022

Recent Turtle Activity and Needed Photo-documentation Herpers, I am now receiving reports of Snapping Turtle and Painted Turtle females on land looking for suitable open and sunny egg-laying locations. Nest sites are often in yards, gardens, compost piles, and sometimes

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Herp Update: data gaps, Hinesburg first, PARC Amphibian week — April 19, 2022

Help us fill in some data gaps for very common species Herpers, we have some embarrassing gaps in our database and maps. There is still one town in Vermont where no one has ever reported a Wood Frog. They are

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Herp Update: migration expected, reports, hormones — April 6, 2022

Wood frog (L. sylvaticus) amplexing a Spotted Salamander (A. maculatum). Photo by Ashley Bray and used with permission.

Amphibian Migration Expected Tomorrow Night (Thursday) Herpers, the forecast for tomorrow night (Thursday) looks excellent for amphibian migration. Please take a look at our list of common amphibians that still need to be documented from your town. Just type in

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Herp Update: Fall Movement of Snapping Turtles – October 5, 2021

One type of fall movement of reptiles is the emergence of baby Snapping Turtles (see Pat Perry’s photo below) from their underground nests. Our other common turtle, the Painted Turtle, lays eggs at about the same time in the spring

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Stream Salamander in Norwich, and Video

Much of the field work we have done this summer has been focused on filling in distribution gaps for Vermont’s three stream or “saturated soil” salamanders.  Part of the reason for this is that these species are only rarely reported

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