Tag: winter

Herp Update: DeKay’s and Donations — January 13, 2022

DeKay's Brownsnake on bare ground with a few dried autumn leaves. Photo by Susan Johnson and used with permission.

Current Herp Activity Herpers, although I have not been out at night checking myself, I am not receiving any reports of amphibians moving above ground during these recent rains.  At my house this morning it is raining, has been for

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Holiday Herp Update: Current Herp Activity, Fundraiser — December 25, 2022

Current Herp Activity Herpers, hopefully the above ground herp activity has ceased until the next warm and wet spell.  Though only two days ago on December 23, herper (and birder) Sue Wetmore reported hearing a calling Northern Leopard Frog when

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Groundwater, Ice, and Herp Survival – January 28, 2022

Great Blue Heron preying on Green Frog tadpole at an icy pond. Photo © copyright Rich Armitage and used with permission.

Groundwater helps keep herps alive in the winter Herpers, I could not wait until next week to show you this great photo sent to me by wildlife photographer Rick Armitage. Rick lives in Whitehall, NY, but has sent quite a

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Herp Update, January 18, 2021

Herpers, surprisingly I have received reports of two Wood Turtles, one Spotted Salamander and one Gray Treefrog in the last two weeks.  The Spotted Salamander was reported by Kristine G in Burlington.  She sent a video that showed the poor

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Herp Update: first report of 2021

Herpers, our first herp report of the year came in on January 1st from Kiley Briggs and Melanie L who checked in on an overwintering site for Wood Turtles.  He sent a video that showed two or three turtles underneath

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Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas e-mail List update + some reptiles

from an email Jim sent: Folks, I just received a report of a Painted Turtle out yesterday in Fair Haven.  Eastern Red-backed Salamanders were moving two nights ago here in Salisbury, and a Common Gartersnake was seen on the surface

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Herp Update

Herpers, with temperatures in the 50’s last night and after an afternoon of rain, once again conditions looked perfect for amphibian migration last night.  Thankfully, most of the amphibians appear to have found their overwintering locations by now.  I went

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to Herpers: snakes and frogs overwintering indoors, human population

Herpers, I have been receiving recent reports of snakes and a couple frogs overwintering in people’s houses.  Over the weekend I heard of a Northern Leopard Frog overwintering in a cellar sump pump depression filled with water (a first) and

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