Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

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Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Post by Ames » February 21st, 2011, 7:48 am

Anyone seeing any activity yet? Migrations, etc.?

Here in Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky we have had a couple warm weeks with some highs in the 60's and lows kind of all over the place. Today it is currently 50'ish with a nice steady rain. I guess I'll have to head out and check some spots.

Just wondering if there is any activity occuring in other areas of the Midwest.

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Re: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Post by seanchilders » February 21st, 2011, 9:24 am

I am just south of chicago, nothing in the pools yet, but we had one warm night with a tiny bit of movement.........should be about 2-3 weeks

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Re: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Post by Ames » February 22nd, 2011, 5:22 pm

Well i went and bought an umbrella to aid photography and some fresh batteries for the headlamp. What a deluge of rain and wind just getting from the parking lot to the store's front door. Alas, I decided not to head out. Inspite of the rain dwindling by 7pm.

I did get word from another local herper. He found a lone strange male Mutt (jeff/streamside?) in one of the big migration areas. That was it.

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Re: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Post by Ames » February 25th, 2011, 1:13 am

Observed some moderate activity this evening between 9:45 and 10:45 EST. 3 Jeffs and 2 Woodies.
Steady rain with temps between 35 and 40, car exterior thermometer read 38, High for the day was around 45.

Clermont County, Ohio

#1 Ambystoma jeffersonianum | Jefferson Salamander
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#2 Ambystoma jeffersonianum | Jefferson Salamander
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#3 Rana sylvatica | Wood Frog
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#4 Ambystoma jeffersonianum | Jefferson Salamander
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#3 Rana sylvatica | Wood Frog
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Daffodils coming up, Jeffs and Woodies, starting to look like spring,
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Re: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Post by Rjhjthomps » February 25th, 2011, 10:02 pm

Just when you think the weathers getting warmer, it snows again! :o

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Re: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Post by Ames » February 26th, 2011, 1:52 pm

Rjhjthomps, yep next morning there was flurries.

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