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Herp Update: End GoFundMe ’22, field trip drawing, thanks to illustrators – February 1, 2022

Fundraiser for 2022 has ended Herpers, we shut down our GoFundMe site today.  We had a very successful fundraiser raising $24,424 for our work in 2022.  Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped make this drive successful.  If you were

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Herp Update: Quick reference photos, fundraiser – January 25, 2022

New Feature on our VtHerpAtlas website! Herpers, last year Kate Kelly added a new feature to our website. She added separate quick-reference photo guides for adult snakes, juvenile snakes, turtles, salamanders, and frogs. Hopefully these will help report-contributors save time

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Herp Update: Publications, Fundraising, Conservation Course – December 27, 2021

Herp Update: December 27, 2021, Happy Holidays! Upcoming Scientific Publications Although one of our major goals is to communicate directly with Vermont residents, we frequently supply data or articles that are communicated to other scientists and the public through peer-reviewed

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Herp Update: Saturday Night? – December 10, 2021

Continuing Amphibian Activity Herpers, looking to replace Christmas movies with herping this weekend? The current weather forecast is for wet and warm (near 50°F) tomorrow evening (Saturday) either before or after dinner. I may not be able to make it

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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: recent herp activity, fundraising, and our new course – December 3, 2021

Recent Amphibian Activity (last night) Herpers, aside from the occasional reports of snakes and salamanders spending the winter in people’s cellars, current herptile reports have stopped coming in. That said, I did head out to the Morgan Road amphibian crossing

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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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Herp Update: Musk Turtle, Herp Activity, Fundraiser – November 18, 2021

Eastern Musk Turtle Friend and conservation ally Sue Morse of Keeping Track sent the photo below of a tiny hatchling Eastern Musk Turtle. She was out searching for turtles with Dean B who took her to Niquette Bay in Colchester.

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Herp Update: Migration likely, Fundraiser, Reports – November 12, 2021

Amphibian Migration Tomorrow (Saturday Night) Herpers, looking at the weather forecast for much of Vermont, it looks like tomorrow evening may generate some late-season amphibian migration. Since it is a Saturday and it is getting dark early, you could even

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Herp Update: Annual Fundraiser, Atlas Progress, News – November 5, 2021

Our Annual Fundraiser Begins Today! Three years ago we organized our first fundraiser. It was motivated by a decline in our regular grant funding, a pressing need to get all our data online for future use, and to assign accurate

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