Tag: spring

Herp Update: reports of turtles, frogs — June 13, 2022

Current Herp Activity Herpers, I continue to receive a steady stream of reports of Snapping Turtles, Painted Turtles, and even a couple Northern Map Turtles laying eggs. I also am receiving quite a few reports of Wood Turtles traveling on land, but since they feed on land,

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Herp Update: news, upcoming migration, skink, snakes — April 13, 2022

Herps in the News Herpers, on the first of our two public educational events at the Morgan Road amphibian crossing here in Salisbury, we had two VPR reporters in attendance. Their coverage went online today. It is a nice piece

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Herp Update: amphibian reports, road search education, salamander ID — April 9, 2022

Recent Activity Herpers, many amphibian reports and photos have come in over the past week. At the moment I have about 40 reports in my inbox and it will be a few days before I catch up with them and

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Herp Update: migration expected, reports, hormones — April 6, 2022

Wood frog (L. sylvaticus) amplexing a Spotted Salamander (A. maculatum). Photo by Ashley Bray and used with permission.

Amphibian Migration Expected Tomorrow Night (Thursday) Herpers, the forecast for tomorrow night (Thursday) looks excellent for amphibian migration. Please take a look at our list of common amphibians that still need to be documented from your town. Just type in

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Herp Update: migration starts, vacation – March 20, 2022

Amphibian migrations have started Herpers, I just returned from a warm southerly vacation to find that temperatures in Vermont were just as warm, at least temporarily. So, I have been scrambling to get caught up. The warm weather at the

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Herp Update: Fundraising, herp activity, migration coming – March 24, 2021

Fundraiser Herpers, we have reached our fundraising goal for the year!  Thanks for your help.  We will shut down the GoFundMe site early next week, but you are always able to make a donation directly by check or through PayPal

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Herp Update: migration, records, oddities – April 25, 2021

Amphibian Migration I see a bunch of showers in the forecast for later this week, but the actual amount of rain forecast is minimal and the chance of showers in any one place is pretty low. If the ground and

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Herp Update: Safety, salamander crossings – March 27, 2021

Herpers, in portions of the Lake Champlain Basin everything came together last night.  Kate Kelly and I were investigating some previously unvisited locations in Rutland County.  On our return we swung by two crossing sites near Fern Lake in Leicester

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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

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 that use vernal pools.  It is

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