Lighting a Match- August 2018

An hour’s time compressed into a matter of seconds. This skid steer is one of the land management team’s most versitile pieces of equipment. It also becomes our most dirty piece of equipment, too. As with all of our tools regular maintenance is a must. Mulching vegetation sends leaves and twigs flying all over and […]

Lighting a Match- July 2018

Lighting A Match- June 2018

  Jacob Barrett, Field Operations Coordinator with The Orianne Society, explores The Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve and explains prescribed fire techniques.

Sex Determination in Reptiles

Embryonic sex determination (i.e., the mechanism that determines whether embryos develop into males or females) is a fundamental biological process that has significant implications in determining sex ratios in natural populations.  Many vertebrates, including mammals, birds, amphibians, and some reptiles exhibit genotypic sex determination (GSD), where males or females are produced based on the sex […]

Woodland clams are a thing!

How on earth did thousands of clams end up in a vernal pool that shares no connection with other bodies of water? Furthermore, how did they colonize thousands of vernal pools across the United States? Those are good questions, and ones that almost everyone asks immediately after learning many vernal pools are populated by something […]

Lighting a Match- May 2018

Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve prescribed fire discussion with Jacob Barrett.

Fieldnotes- April 2018

Join Ben this month as he highlights one of his favorite Georgia snake species, the Florida Pine Snake.

Lighting a Match- April 2018

Kingdom Mystery: Quest for the Blue-spotted Salamander

As a kid growing up at the south end of Lake Champlain, I spent many evenings fishing for perch down at the bay below my house. I’d picked up snake and frog wrangling as a side hobby pretty early on and by the time I was 8 or 9 thought I knew the name of […]

PNYH 12 – Vermont

Mink Frog.   Our 12th Places You’ve Never Herped will take place in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom. The Northeast Kingdom is a unique physiogeographic region that lies right at the transitional zone between northern hardwood forests to the south, and the spruce-fir boreal forests to the north. The area is home to many species found […]