Tag: spring

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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Need some good questions

Note from Jim: Herpers, I will be joining Jane Lindholm on VPR’s Vermont Edition this Tuesday May 12 from 1 to 2 PM for a Vermont herp discussion.  We usually do this about once a year and it is a

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to the Herpers: Spring Amphibian Update

a note from Jim Herpers, the warm weather of last weekend generated scores of reptile and amphibian reports. At our monitoring site in Lincoln (1,400 ft. in elevation in central Vermont), Wood Frog egg masses are mostly old and many

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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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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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