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Postby Evgeny Kotelevsky » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:58 pm

Today I've opened my local herp season :) It was a warm sunny day with +17. All species are still hibernating except Pelophylax ridibundus. I've found several specimen in shallow waters of a small steppe river.

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Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:02 pm

@up The frog on the first pic has colouration of B. viridis :p
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Postby Evgeny Kotelevsky » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:05 pm

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:@up The frog on the first pic has colouration of B. viridis :p


Yeah, but all our Bufotes viridis are still hibernating :)
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Postby Tomas Klacek » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:19 pm

Hi, yesterday I checked green toad habitat in the center of Prague. They already laid their eggs and males were still in the puddles. When I was edditing photos I noticed strange blue dots on some of them. Anybody has an idea what it could be? Fungus, excoration, just coloration?

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Postby Evgeny Kotelevsky » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:39 pm

First Lacerta agilis this spring :) Province of Saratov, Russian Federation

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Postby Alexandre Roux » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:34 am

Here we go again. If I've seen amphibians from the first day of the year, I've made my first snake observations on last sunday (the 28th of january).

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Postby Christoph Stenger » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:34 pm

Nice! Can you give any details like weather, temperature and (I know no exact localities) the greater area of the observation?

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Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:01 pm

Got (reliable) word yesterday of crested newts that have already laid eggs in Belgium. May seem trivial to you southerners, but for around here, this is pretty unusual...
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Postby Alexandre Roux » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:06 pm

Around Lyon, some newts (Alpine, Smooth and Palmate for what I've seen) are already in the ponds but I didn't see any eggs until then.

Concerning the vipers, that was near Lyon, weather was mostly sunny, with a little bit of wind and like 9°c.
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Postby Christoph Stenger » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:45 pm

Thank you. Very interesting as it was still quite cold. Makes me think about how strong the sunlight was - probably a lot more than air temperature.
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