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Amphibian Migration Tonight

Herpers, it looks like tonight will be a good night to get out on a quiet country road with your flashlight and reflective clothing and see some amphibians. It is fun pandemic-safe activity as long as you stay away from

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Herp Updates

Herpers, there have been lots of reports of herp activity this weekend. Wood Frogs have been reported calling in full chorus from many towns and large numbers of their fresh egg-masses are now visible in ponds in the central Vermont

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Spring Migration Update

Herpers, I received only a few herp reports from last night. In general, reports from the Lake Champlain Basin suggest that it was a relatively slow night, but there were still a wide variety of early-season amphibians moving. Over the

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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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to Herpers: snakes and frogs overwintering indoors, human population

Herpers, I have been receiving recent reports of snakes and a couple frogs overwintering in people’s houses.  Over the weekend I heard of a Northern Leopard Frog overwintering in a cellar sump pump depression filled with water (a first) and

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