Tag: spring

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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Event: Amphibians and more in the Black River Watershed (April 23, 2019)

Herpers, if you are interested/available, and live somewhere near Craftsbury. I have a presentation coming up tomorrow night. See below. 2019 COC Forestry and Conservation Seminar Series: Changes in the Forests and Fields Around Us – a deep dive into

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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: Amphibian Migration

Herpers, here in Salisbury we hosted one of our public education nights on Morgan Road last night. We had 43 people on site and monitored and moved amphibians for two hours from 8 AM to 10 AM. Despite the conditions

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to Herpers: outlook for migration

Herpers, today’s rains have ended here in Salisbury and it is questionable whether we will see any more showers. Still I think there will be some amphibian migration here in the Lake Champlain Basin tonight. Last night on my drive

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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: conditions for seeking migrating amphibians

Herpers, I have been watching the weather forecast carefully for tonight to see if it would be a good night for amphibian migration. I look for a few predictors. I want to make sure that where I am going to

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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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Spring Amphibian Movement

email from Jim: 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

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