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I know it's a little early, but let's see who can guess the date of the prediction in Southern Michigan/Northern Indiana+Ohio. I had two straight dreams that I was finding Eastern Tigers (which would be a new species for me, how embarrassing) somewhere in Jackson or Washtenaw County. For some odd reason, in both dreams, I looked at a calendar, and, in both dreams, the date was March 28, 2015. I was only finding tigers and blue-spots in that dream though, so the main Spotted migration would probably still happen in early April, though I'm really just after Tigers this spring. All wishful thinking about a warm February welcome (and all realistic predictions)!
I'll play, for the last several years, I have gone out on either the third or the fourth of april and found a large number of animals on roads and in pools. With our COLD temperatures and the long range forecast not looking great, I will guess the majority of animals will move the first weekend of April, which just happens to be April 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
I'll bite too. The first good rain after the ice and snow melt with nighttime air temps in the 50's. For Detroit/Toledo/Ann Arbor I am guessing April Fool's Day. That being said I hope to be looking a week or two before that in central OH. Just always seems to be a few weeks ahead of things down there!
pjfishpa wrote:I'll bite too. The first good rain after the ice and snow melt with nighttime air temps in the 50's. For Detroit/Toledo/Ann Arbor I am guessing April Fool's Day. That being said I hope to be looking a week or two before that in central OH. Just always seems to be a few weeks ahead of things down there!
Central Ohio should definitely be a bit earlier than up by me (Cleveland area). I would say two weeks sounds about right!
Scobel's back!! Long time, no chat, Mr. Scobel. We were talking a little last December on this forum about trying to hit the last five Michigan counties on the herpatlas (Bay, Arenac, Ionia, Mississaukee, and Roscommon) and got some people who said they'd be happy to fill in some of those counties come spring. There was also talk that you might have records for a couple of those counties, just anything with a picture, even if it's a Northern Green Frog or something. Any help on that front would be appreciated (I got Iosco, Saginaw, Gratiot, and Genesee Counties last year). I've also got kind of a crackpot theory that I cooked up over the long winter if you want to give me a critique on it, I'd be happy to private message it over. I'll be trying to hit some Tigers down in the Washtenaw/Jackson/Livingston area in the next couple weeks, and any company would be most welcome. Happy herping in the new year!
Some early risers were out last night in southern Michigan. Pools were mostly thawed, small numbers of lats and some tigers were in pools. Lats were also active on roads, despite it being dry after dark. If we get rain next week, things should be really good.
Yeah, Thursday looks really, really good. After days of wondering whether 37 or 38 and drizzle is good enough, low 50s and a downpour is music to my ears for that Thursday forecast. If the weathermen are wrong on Thursday, though, Monday and Tuesday nights next week look promising as well.
Do you think I'll still be able to see Tigers in pools and on roads Thursday? I'm not holding back on Thursday no matter what because of the precipitation/warmth combination, but do you think they'll still be there?