Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Amphibians on the Move!

It's 40 degrees and rainy outside. That means the first amphibians of the season are beginning to wake from their burrows and head for vernal pools.
Spotted Salamander
New Jersey Chorus Frog

Maryland just launched their Herp Atlas 2010-2014, where volunteers from across the state will record all observations of reptiles and amphibians over the next five years. That data will be used to update distribution maps of these critters in each county of the state. Contact me for more information.

Easton, MD Amphibian Report March 2010:
Chorus Frogs- heard 3/5 and seen 3/3
Spring Peepers- heard 3/5
Green Frog- seen 3/2
Spotted Salamanders- seen 3/3
Painted Turtles- seen 3/5

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