by Greg Mayer May 2-8 is National Amphibian Week, and Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) wants everyone to participate. Here are the themes for each day: Sunday, May 2: What are Amphibians? Monday, May 3: The Secret Lives of Amphibians Tuesday, May 4: Amazing Amphibian Facts Wednesday, May 5: Threats to Amphibians Thursday, … Continue reading Happy National Amphibian Week!
by Greg Mayer I’ve mentioned in previous posts how I periodically engage in turtle or frog and toad “rescues”, taking animals that had fallen into human made traps, such as window wells and stairwells, and releasing them, sometimes after feeding them for a while in captivity to fatten them up prior to release. A couple … Continue reading Toad rescue
by Greg Mayer A further salientian post is coming, but since people seemed to have such fun finding the frogs, I thought I’d add a quick post on spotting the toads.These are American toads, part of the same “rescue” as the green frogs featured yesterday. I think getting the count right on this one is … Continue reading Spot the toads
by Greg Mayer Update: Yesterday afternoon on the way home, at about 5:30 PM, just hours after posting this, I came across a large snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) crossing in the middle of the road. It was a windy 2-lane road with a mix of homes, woodland, and fields (Wood Road, between A and KR … Continue reading Reptile rescue
by Greg Mayer In a previous post here at WEIT, I’d reported on some toads and a painted turtle that I’d rescued from stair and window wells, and then released back into the wild last spring. I’d mentioned at the time that I periodically check these places, especially a deep (ca. 20 feet down) window … Continue reading The anurans of autumn
by Greg Mayer Jerry has just returned from his Darwin Day activities in Mississippi, and I’m sure we’ll be receiving a report on how things went (including in the culinary department). In the meantime, here’s a report on how things went at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum’s Darwin Day event last weekend. The museum has one … Continue reading Darwin Day at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum: report