Tag: education

Herp Update: Amphibian Migration May Occur Tonight, Upcoming Events – March 27, 2024

Herp Activity Amphibian Migration May Occur Tonight Herpers, this is a quick note to say that there may well be amphibians moving tonight in the  warmer, lower-elevation crossing areas such as those in the Lake Champlain Basin.  Here in Salisbury

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Herp Update: Amphibian Migration Interrupted, Fundraising Goal Reached, Upcoming Events

Amphibian Migration Interrupted Herpers, after our first major amphibian migration of the year two weeks ago, conditions have not been great to get out and see or help with amphibian migrations.  Here in the Lake Champlain Basin we had appropriate

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Herp Update: Recent Herp Activity, Fundraiser, Presentations – February 11, 2024

Recent Herp Activity A few amphibians on the move Last night with Snow Drops blooming in our front yard (see Kris Andrews photo below) temperatures at 41 F, and roads wet and muddy here in Salisbury, I headed out to

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Herp Update: Education through Press, Current Activity, Snake Hotels — May 10, 2023

Herp Education through the Press Herpers, thanks for all the questions you e-mailed and called in for our segment on the Vermont Edition program of Vermont Public.  The producer and host were impressed with all the interest and we accomplished

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Herp Update: Night Activity, Habitats+Highways Award, Kickstarter continues — November 29, 2022

Recent Herp Activity Last Sunday, November 27th, with the temperature at 41 F and a steady rain since mid-afternoon, I headed out around 9 PM to check to see what amphibians had been encouraged to move at our Morgan Road

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Herp Update: amphibian reports, road search education, salamander ID — April 9, 2022

Recent Activity Herpers, many amphibian reports and photos have come in over the past week. At the moment I have about 40 reports in my inbox and it will be a few days before I catch up with them and

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Herp Update: Education event, migration reports, call-in show — April 1, 2022

Morgan Road Herpers, it was a big night at Morgan Road in Salisbury last night at our public educational event. This annual event is organized by the Otter Creek Audubon Society and the Salisbury Conservation Commission. Last night we had

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Herp Update: Continuing Migration and Fundraiser– December 7, 2021

Man in blue raincoat, facing the camera, holds an adult snapping turtle head downward. The turtle is almost the size of the man's torso.

Continuing Amphibian Activity Herpers, with the temperatures at 50°F and the rains becoming heavy around 5 PM, I had to run over to the Morgan Road amphibian crossing here in Salisbury again last night. Given that this was both warmer

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Herp Update: Annual Fundraiser and a New Course “Conserving Vermont Reptiles” – November 29, 2021

A New Course Offering: Conserving Vermont’s Reptiles January through May 2022 through Vermont Family Forests Learn the identification, natural history, survey techniques, conservation, and management of Vermont’s turtles, snakes, and lizards with herpetologist Jim Andrews. The class will begin with

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Conservation and Natural History of Vermont’s Bumble Bees

For those who missed Kent McFarland’s excellent Zoom presentation on the conservation of Vermont’s Bumble Bees, you can watch the recorded version at your leisure through this link: https://val.vtecostudies.org/events/recorded-events/ This presentation was brought to you by the Salisbury Conservation Commission. 

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