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Second Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Funding Drive Now Starting

Close up of a cute salamander face

Herpers, last year at this time the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas ran its first public fundraising effort (very successful) for two special projects as well as to continue our long-term research, conservation, education, and outreach efforts. The special projects

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Herp Activity

Herpers, with sun and warmer temperatures arriving over the weekend and through yesterday, many of the later-season, warmth-loving reptiles and amphibians became active. Large-bodied snakes like Eastern Ratsnakes and Timber Rattlesnakes were emerging from their dens. Painted Turtles, Northern Map

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to Herpers: Amphibians and Reptile Activity

Herpers, there was lots of activity last night and I am still working through all the reports. I received reports from Alburgh south to Brandon and east to Northfield. The species list is extensive: Jefferson, Blue-spotted, Spotted, Four-toed, and Eastern

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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 the Herpers: amphibians in wintering sites, maybe

Herpers, a few hardy groups headed out Friday night in the snow. Kiley B was unable to find any crossing amphibians in the snow in central Vermont. Kate K, Cindy S, Nina M and others did find a couple Blue-spotted

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to Herpers: good migration weather coming

Herpers, currently the weather forecast looks very good for amphibian migration this Friday night April 5th. We had amphibians moving in the Lake Champlain Basin back on March 21 before the rain turned to snow. Brett H reported activity on

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Herpers: iffy migration conditions

Herpers, in the current forecast for this weekend, the timing of the rain has shifted and the possibility of good amphibian migration conditions is less likely here in the Lake Champlain Basin. Still, if the roads are wet after dark

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Herpers update: mostly Blue-spotted, not much movement

Herpers, Kate K found a single Blue-spotted Salamander on North Street in New Haven around 20:30 last night and Kiley B and I found 24 Blue-spotted Group Salamanders and one Wood Frog crossing Morgan Road here in Salisbury at about

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to Herpers: are the conditions right yet?

Herpers, one of my students just asked if the weather conditions forecast for tomorrow night might be appropriate for amphibian movement.  They might.  Looking at the current forecast though, it would be best after midnight.  Currently the percent chance for

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