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Current Herp Activity & Videos

a note from Jim Herpers, with this warm weather American Toads, American Bullfrogs, and Gray Treefrogs are all starting to chorus. This Friday night’s rains should generate movement of all three of these frogs. It may also generate some movement

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Vernal Pool Video by K. Briggs

Herpers, friend, colleague, and former student Kiley Briggs of the Orianne Society put together an excellent video on vernal pools.  It is roughly 30 minutes long and covers vernal pools, amphibians that use them, egg-mass ID, and a few invertebrates

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to the Herpers: Spring Amphibian Update

a note from Jim Herpers, the warm weather of last weekend generated scores of reptile and amphibian reports. At our monitoring site in Lincoln (1,400 ft. in elevation in central Vermont), Wood Frog egg masses are mostly old and many

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to the Herpers: Amphibians on the move last night

Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum, Essex, April 26, 2020, copyright (c) Larry Clarfeld and used by permission)

a note from Jim: Herpers, conditions were good for amphibian migration in the Lake Champlain Basin and at least one central Vermont town last night. Cindy Sprague and Jeff Salisbury both got out in Huntington and reported Spring Peepers, Spotted

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Wood Frogs in Lust

Wood Frog in amplexus with a fish. Duxbury, VT. Copyright (c) Jamie Harlow and used by permission.

a note from Jim: Herpers, I am starting to see more Spotted Salamander egg-masses at higher elevations, but they are not done laying eggs yet. They enter pools and lay eggs over a period of about a month. Most of

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Northern Leopard Frog-pocalypse? No, but…

Over the past week I have received many e-mails, phone calls, and reports of huge numbers of small frogs along the Otter Creek floodplains of Cornwall, Leicester, and Salisbury. Landowners report not wanting to mow their lawns; pool owners have

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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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to Herpers: Spring Amphibian Migration

Herpers, reports coming in from last night reflect what we had suspected: most of the early amphibian migration to wetlands in the Lake Champlain Basin has ended and Steve Parren and others report the earliest breeders (Blue-spotted Salamanders and Wood

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to Herpers: spermatophores and good weather coming

Herpers, I received a few reports of full Wood Frog choruses yesterday afternoon and a couple folks have seen spermatophores but almost no-one has reported any egg-masses yet. There probably will be some migration tonight if it rains in your

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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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