Tag: education

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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Amphibian ID and Ecology – Online Course

an email from Jim: Herpers, a former student of mine by the name of Zac Cota is offering an online course on Amphibian Identification and Life History through the North Branch Nature Center starting next week. See the information below.

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Protecting amphibians (video interview with Jim)

Enjoy this brief video interview with Jim about conserving amphibians Via NBC Boston at https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/vt-researcher-aims-to-protect-amphibians-from-car-tires-other-threats/123450/

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to Herpers: catching up, volunteers for data gaps

Herpers, reports are pouring in. Thanks for sending them in. I am still about 50 reports behind, so it will take me a while to catch up. Spring has now arrived statewide. A small group of volunteers joined me to

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Events: Slippery Creatures (Cornwall, Feb 27) and Snake + Lizard Neighbors (Fair Haven, March 3)

We have two local presentations coming up. The first is in Cornwall at the Elementary School on Wednesday, February 27th at 7 PM and is Slippery Creatures of Cornwall: Salamanders and Others!  It is brought to you by the Cornwall

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