2017 May 9--Pond Amphian Sampling Up Little River Area

0900-1110. Today I took my Field Methods class to a privately-owned rock quarry pond up the Little River Drainage, SE of Glide, Oregon. I had previously visited this location almost a month ago and obtained permission from the landowner to take the class out there. We drew rough maps of the site, collected some simple habitat data (water and air temp were both about 58 F), then began the search for amphibians. We located Northern Pacific Treefrogs tadpoles and one adult, as well as several adult Rough-skinned Newts, just as I had on my previous visit. This time, however, all in one small area near the back of the pond, one student found a concentration of Red-legged Frog tadpoles, which was exciting. While at the quarry pond area we also observed multiple Western Fence Lizards, a large garter snake (Thamnophis sp.), and one juvenile Racer. We started finding a lot of critters just before we needed to leave: Aaaaaaaah! It would have been easy to stay another couple hours!

Pond Amphib Sampling

Pond Amphib Sampling

Posted by umpquamatt umpquamatt, May 09, 2017 23:02

Observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 9, 2017 10:36 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 2017

Description

Three were captured in back (N) end of pond. Water temp 58 F.

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Pacific Tree Frog (Pseudacris regilla)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 9, 2017 10:48 AM PDT

Description

About 10 tadpoles caught, all about 20 mm TL. One adult. Water temp 58 F.

Photos / Sounds

What

North American Racer (Coluber constrictor)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 9, 2017 11:05 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile in grass between pond and road.

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