Atlas in the News

Every so often, the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas is publicized in newspapers, magazines, podcasts, videos, and on the web. We are always pleased and grateful when this happens.

To read more about the Vermont Reptile and Amphibians Atlas Project or related herptile conservation efforts in Vermont please explore some of the following articles, cited below, to learn more about our activities. You may also find interesting links in our DVD reviews. Offsite links will have this icon: (Sometimes links offsite expire; please let the webmistress know if this happens. Such links will be made inactive in our citations below. Links were last checked in March 2012.)

If you'd like to write about us, or discuss herptiles with us, please contact Jim Andrews. We’re always happy to hear from you. Thanks.

Articles

Associated Press. 2005. Rare snake that was saved found dead. Rutland Herald (November 10, 2005).

Associated Press. 2012 Turtle crossings to help endangered species in Vt. Rutland Herald (Janaury 6, 2012). Also available online at http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20120106/THISJUSTIN/701069863 (accessed February 15, 2012)

Baird, Joel Banner. 2013. Health of Vermont forests depends on regular check-ups. Burlington Free Press (December 20, 2013), http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20131222/GREEN01/312220007/Health-Vermont-forests-depends-regular-check-ups (accessed January 7, 2014).

Bodin, Madeline. 2007. In Nature: Gray Treefrog gets second billing. Burlington Free Press (June 22, 2007), http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070622/LIVING/706220303/1004 (accessed June 25, 2007).

__________. 2007. Why Did the Amphibian Cross the Road? Defenders (82: 3, Summer 2007), 29-29. Also available on the web at http://www.defenders.org/newsroom/defenders_magazine/summer_2007/
on_the_ground_why_did_the_amphibian_cross_the_road.php
(accessed September 21, 2007).

__________. 2009. On the Ground: Untangling Ribbon Snakes. Defenders Magazine (84: 2, Summer 2009). Also available on the web at http://www.defenders.org/newsroom/defenders_magazine/spring_2009/on_the_ground_untangling_ribbon_snakes.php
(accessed April 24, 2009; includes podcast and article).

__________. 2013. Can You Help Locate This Snake? On the web at http://www.vnews.com/lifetimes/8783138-95/can-you-help-locate-this-snake, October 6, 2013 (in print on October 7, 2013)
(accessed December 2, 2013).

__________. 2013. Have You Seen This Snake? On the web at http://northernwoodlands.org/outside_story/article/snake, October 8, 2013
(accessed October 10, 2013).

Clarfield, Larry. 2013. Amphibians Awaken in the Champlain Valley. Blog post on the web at http://northbranchnaturecenter.blogspot.com/2013/03/amphibians-awaken-in-champlain-valley.html, March 13, 2013
(accessed May 2, 2013).

Dillon, John. 2000. Jim Andrews. Vermont Sunday Magazine (September 17, 2000).

Faccio, Steve. 2009. Video Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians. Northern Woodlands (March 16, 2009). http://northernwoodlands.org/knots_and_bolts/video_guide_to_reptiles_and_amphibians/ (accessed April 2, 2009). (Review of DVD)

Garofalo, Chris. 2009. Vernon Family Finds Rare Snake in Vermont. Brattleboro Reformer (October 12, 2009). Available as text-only PDF printed from Reformer.com site (accessed October 16, 2009).

Howard, Zach. 2011. Mudpuppy salamander fails to make Vermont endangered list . Mother Nature Network (October 28, 2011). Available at http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/mudpuppy-salamander-fails-to-make-vermont-endangered-list (accessed March 20, 2013).

Johnson, Tim. 2009. Mudpuppies killed off. Burlington Free Press (October 9, 2009), 1C, 8C. Also available as PDF with pictures.

Larson, Krista. 2005. Rare snake documented in Vermont for first time in 18 years. Rutland Daily Herald (July 12, 2005).

LaPointe, Kelsey. 2011. Courage in Leadership Nominee: Monkton Conservation Commission. Burlington Free Press (April 2, 2011). Available at http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201104030600/GREEN0101/204030307 (accessed April 6, 2011).

Marcy, Darren. 2009. Outdoors VT: DVD features New England’s critters. RutlandHerald.com (April 3, 2009). http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20090403/FEATURES08/904030315 (accessed April 3, 2009). (Review of DVD) [Update2-21-2012: login now required at site.]

Mitchell, Tom. 2009. Rare Snake Discovered in Vernon. Rutland Herald (October 12, 2009). Available as text-only PDF printed from Rutland Herald site (accessed October 16, 2009).

Ober, Lauren. 2011. Newt Pursuit: Helping Vermont's migratory amphibians survive their spring awakening." Seven Days (April 13, 2011). Available at http://7dvt.com/2011vermont-salamanders (accessed April 15, 2011).

Page, Candace. 2005. Rare snake slithers home. Burlington Free Press (October 6, 2005), B1.

__________. 2007. Saving salamanders, one at a time. Burlington Free Press (March 23, 2007), 10A.

__________. 2007. Saving snakes. Burlington Free Press (May 24, 2007).

__________. 2008. Rare Snake Eludes Search. Burlington Free Press (September 26, 2008), 1A.

__________. 2009. New Year's resolutions for a greener 2010. Burlington Free Press (December 27, 2009). Available as PDFs printed from Free Press site, text-only PDF and with pictures and ads as it appeared online, PDF with pictures. (PDF reprints of copyrighted material used with permission from author.) (accessed January 16, 2010 at http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200991224015)

__________. 2009. Sightings of Milksnakes, Rattlesnake Mimics, Shake Residents. Burlington Free Press (July 9, 2009), 1B-2B. (Online title: Harmless snake scares homeowners). Available as PDFs: Printed from Free Press site, text-only PDF and scanned from hardcopy, PDF with pictures. (PDF reprints of copyrighted material used with permission from author.)

__________. 2010. Monkton moves to save salamanders. Burlington Free Press (January 14, 2010). Available as PDFs printed from Free Press site: text-only PDF. (Accessed February 4, 2010) (PDF reprints of copyrighted material used with permission from author.)

__________. 2010. Rare turtle finds its voice. Burlington Free Press (September 5, 2010), D1. Available as text-only PDF. (PDF reprints of copyrighted material used with permission from author.) PDF printed from Free Press site http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010100904009 (accessed September 9, 2010).

__________. 2010. State is home to seven turtle species. Burlington Free Press (September 5, 2010), D1. Available PDF with two articles. (PDF reprints of copyrighted material used with permission from author.) PDF printed from Free Press site (left side, first page of PDF): http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010100904009 (accessed September 9, 2010).

__________. 2010. The turtle man gives rare hatchlings a fighting chance. Burlington Free Press (September 5, 2010). Available as PDF with pictures or text-only PDF. (PDF reprints of copyrighted material used with permission from author.) PDFs printed from Free Press site http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010100903019 (accessed September 9, 2010)

__________. 2010. Salamander crossing in Monkton wins $150,000 grant. Burlington Free Press (April 6, 2011). Available at http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010112220001 (accessed April 16, 2011). Also available as PDF printed from Free Press site, text-only PDF. (PDF reprints of copyrighted material used with permission from author).

__________. 2011. Groups join forces to save Vermont rattlesnakes. Burlington Free Press (April 6, 2011). Available at http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110406/NEWS02/110405029/1007/Groups-join-forces-save-Vermont-rattlesnakes (accessed April 16, 2011). Also available as PDFs printed from Free Press site, PDF with pictures or text-only PDF. (PDF reprints of copyrighted material used with permission from author).

__________. 2013. In This State: From fields to wetlands, Jim Andrews is the Ďherpsí best friend. Vermont Digger (August 25, 2013). Available at http://vtdigger.org/2013/08/25/in-this-state-from-fields-to-wetlands-jim-andrews-is-the-herps-best-friend/ (accessed September 2, 2013).

Porter, Louis. 2006. Hail to the 'herps'! Vermont Today (December 10, 2006). Also available on the web at http://www.vermonttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061210/FEATURES/
61207001/1002/features02
(accessed December 13, 2006).

__________. 2009. Lampricide kills hundreds of salamanders in Lamoille River. Times Argus (October 9, 2009). Available as PDF printed from Times Argus site, text-only PDF and with pictures and ads as it appeared online, PDF with pictures (accessed October 16, 2009).

Rathke, Lisa. 2009. Volunteers help salamanders avoid roadway massacre. The Associated Press (April 5, 2009). Reprinted and/or excerpted in a wide selection of online, on-air, and print media, including on boston.com at http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/articles/2009/04/05/volunteers_help_salamanders_avoid_roadway_massacre/ and NPR Morning Edition (has photos) at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102775300 (both accessed April 24, 2009).

Roman, Joe. 2005. The Sweet Song of Spring: 'Ribbit'. The New York Times (May 6, 2005), D8.

Schueller, Gretel H. 2007. Escort Services. Audubon (January/February 2007), 17. Also available on the web at http://audubonmagazine.org/fieldnotes/fieldnotes0701-chapter.html (accessed March 22, 2007).

Smith, Patti. 2005. Conservation, Anyone? BEEC News (No. 57: Winter, 2005), 1.

__________. 2005. Snakes Alive! BEEC News (No. 57: Winter, 2005), 13.

Turner, Dorie. 2007. 'Amphibian Ark' Planned to Save Frogs. WashingtonPost.com (February 15, 2007), http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/15/AR2007021500106_pf.html (accessed February 20, 2007).

Podcasts and Videos

Bodin, Madeline. 2009. On the Ground: Untangling Ribbon Snakes. Defenders Magazine (84: 2, Summer 2009). Available as podcast at http://www.defenders.org/newsroom/defenders_magazine/spring_2009/on_the_ground_untangling_ribbon_snakes.php
(accessed April 24, 2009; includes article and podcast).

Butler, Bridget. 2012. Drought Tough on Frogs and Salamanders: Breeding Pools Drying Up. WPTZ.com News Channel 5 (April 13, 2012; updated April 16, 2012). Available as video at http://www.wptz.com/tv/conservation/Drought-Tough-on-Frogs-and-Salamanders/-/8871650/10701540/-/aijhnpz/-/index.html
(accessed April 19, 2012; includes brief article, short video, and links).

__________. 2013. Monkton Wildlife Crossing Project Closes in on Funding. WPTZ.com News Channel 5 (June 14, 2013). Available as video at http://www.wptz.com/tv/conservation/monkton-wildlife-crossing-project-closes-in-on-funding/-/8871650/20572484/-/11nkxkb/-/index.html#ixzz2XJoLtUA6
(accessed June 26, 2013; includes brief article, short video, and links)

FOX News. 2009. Group helps amphibians avoid certain death by walking them across busy street. foxnews.com (April 8, 2009). http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/22077169/salamander-crossing.htm (accessed April 24, 2009)

Groom, Carol. 2006. Jim Andrews on Herpetology. At the Crossroads: Environmental and Farming Issues with Carol Groom (June 1, 2006), http://web.mac.com/groomj/iWeb/Site/Podcast/
DC288606-7FD2-49B8-A787-E8A1B46F8996.html
(accessed March 22, 2007)

Holland, Mary. 2011. Wood Frog. Naturally Curious With Mary Holland (blog) (April 14, 2011), http://naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/wood-frog/ (accessed April 15, 2011)

Kane, Adam. 2012. Kane: Diving for Turtles. VPR Commentary Series (radio/podcast) (December 4, 2012),site: http://www.vpr.net/episode/54936/kane-diving-for-turtles/ (accessed March 20, 2013). Listen, read transcript, watch the video, stream MP3 http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/84/2011/04/VTED-0407-2011.mp3, or download MP3 http://www.vpr.net/audio_download.php?id=33358

Lindholm, Jane. 2011. Fun With Herpetology: Getting To Know Vermontís Reptiles And Amphibians. Vermont Edition (radio/podcast) (April 7, 2011), site: http://www.vpr.net/episode/50876/ (accessed May 19, 2011). Stream MP3: http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/84/2011/04/VTED-0407-2011.mp3, and Download MP3 http://www.vpr.net/audio_download.php?id=33358

Lindholm, Jane and Ric Cengeri. 2013. Lifestyles Of The Slimy And The Scaly (Amphibians And Reptiles). Vermont Edition (radio/podcast) (August 23, 2013), site: http://digital.vpr.net/post/lifestyles-slimy-and-scaly-amphibians-and-reptiles (accessed September 9, 2013). Stream MP3: http://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2013/08/vpr-vermont-edition-20130823.mp3.

__________. 2013. Herpetology Today: What Our Amphibians And Reptiles Are Up To. Vermont Edition (radio/podcast) (April 14, 2014), site: http://digital.vpr.net/post/herpetology-today-what-our-amphibians-and-reptiles-are (accessed April 14, 2014).

Middlebury Community Television. 2009. Interviews with Jim Andrews. Vibrant Vermonters on MCTV (Spring/Summer, 2009)

Vermont Public Television. 2008. Vermont's Amphibian Big Night. Outdoor Journal on Vermont Public Television (April 14, 2008), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5Q1GT5DFw (accessed June 4, 2008)