Reptiles and Amphibians

Signs of Spring in Full Swing: Toads, Snakes, Flowers and More

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator Spring has absolutely burst forth in the past couple weeks, and there are lots of exciting sightings to report upon.  The first Skunk Cabbage in bloom was noted on March 18, while and an Eastern Phoebe arrived on March 20. The First of Season Garter Snake showed upon March …

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First Wood Frog Eggs of Spring at Ashland

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator The rains and warmer weather this week brought out the amphibians at Ashland, with Wood Frogs headlining the show.  On Tuesday there were dozens of male Wood Frogs lining the edges of the Ashland Marsh during the rain, uttering their distinctive “chuck-chuck” call. By the end of the day, the quiet …

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Signs of Spring Challenge: Time to Start!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator To continue a fun tradition begun two years ago, the Delaware Nature Society invites you to participate in the Third Annual Signs of Spring Challenge.   The basic rules are simple:  All Signs must be observed on the grounds of the Ashland Nature Center, in order for this to be a fair …

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