The official unofficial blog of the Louisiana Amphibian Monitoring Program. This is a place where we can talk about the program and share our observations.

23 January 2007

Amphibian listserv?

Does anyone know of a worthwhile listserv on amphibs? I tried to locate one for NAMP, and it seems it has been defunct since 2003. Any leads would be appreciated!


16 January 2007

Gulf Coast or Coastal Plains?!

It seems I've heard somewhere that there was an English name change for Bufo nebulifer. Is it now Coastal Plains toad, or is it still Gulf Coast toad? And while we're on there a reliable geographical delineation between B. woodhousei and B. fowlerii in Louisiana now that they've been split? Is it fowlerii W of the Mississippi....roughly, so that all in the Atchafalaya Basin are of this species?


15 January 2007

Awaiting Brannon

Between riding the tide of the SAINTS' success and spending lots of time in Coastal Cameron Parish for work, I've been waiting for the perfect night to go out and do my Brannon route. The (newly) Dr. James Reitter will accompany me as usual. Until then, here's a pic of an Acris crepitans that has been hanging out in my "native Louisiana" pond---a $35 black plastic tub I bought at Lowe's in New Iberia. But....a few native aquatic plants have taken root, and the cricket frogs have been using it for two seasons now, so don't laugh. It's the best I can do in the middle of the canefields back here!

Anyway, good froggin' to y'all!


07 January 2007

Bayou Sorrel One

Well, Dugan and I did the Bayou Sorrel route last night. It was a good night for frogs and for surveyors as well. The frogs were out doing their thing, all three expected species. There were many code 3s for each one. For the surveyors, the temp didn't get below 68F and that's pretty unusual for Run One and January. We had a good time and this picture was taken last night when I got home. The ditches and bar pits along the Butte La Rose highway were full of calling northern chorus frogs, like this one.

Hope others out there met with success as well. Jim

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