Please show me reminders that spring will someday be here.

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Please show me reminders that spring will someday be here.

Post by ZantiMissKnit » February 23rd, 2015, 5:41 am

So, I basically spent the weekend sleeping because I couldn't be arsed to do anything else. I've barely been outdoors since the end of January, as we've had two blizzards with a couple of snowstorms in between and there is no place to go in Boston. It's gray, it's cold, and I'm very vitamin D deprived.

Spring will come, won't it? Please? Could you please show me pretty reminders of what I'll see in spring?

Thank you!

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Post by ZantiMissKnit » February 23rd, 2015, 6:17 am

I'll get myself started.

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Post by ZantiMissKnit » February 23rd, 2015, 7:24 am

I've almost forgotten what the color green looks like! Thank you!

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Post by ZantiMissKnit » February 23rd, 2015, 7:26 am

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Post by MCHerper » February 23rd, 2015, 7:43 am

I'm just going to keep adding to it, this is therapeutic for me too. Negative 4 degrees tonight, yeah buddy!

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Post by MCHerper » February 23rd, 2015, 8:15 am

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Re: Please show me reminders that spring will someday be her

Post by intermedius » February 23rd, 2015, 8:27 am

I agree! Those posts are very therapeutic. It's hard to imagine Spring is nearby, but slight signs are optimistic. There's been some cool "Herps with Wings" about however.

ImageNorthern Mockingbird by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageRed-shouldered Hawk by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageFemale Northern Pintail and Female Mallard by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageCackling Goose by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageEastern Bluebird by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageRough-legged Hawk by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

Here's some more Spring related pictures

ImageCrocus Flowers by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageNorthern Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi dekayi by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageDSC01410 by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageEastern Garter Snake by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageDSC01492 by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageBlack-throated Green Warbler by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageGray Catbird by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

ImageDSC01620 by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr

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Re: Please show me reminders that spring will someday be her

Post by ZantiMissKnit » February 23rd, 2015, 8:55 am

Early season flipping:

ImageDSC_0181 by ZantiMissKnit, on Flickr

Cherry blossoms:

ImageDSC_0153 by ZantiMissKnit, on Flickr

Racer kisses:

Image100_1097 by ZantiMissKnit, on Flickr

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Post by ThatFrogGuy » February 24th, 2015, 8:58 am

The first jeff movements in Indiana of last year were happening about a year ago...but as of now it looks like we will have a late migration over here as well.

ImageJefferson's Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Post by Kyle from Carolina » February 24th, 2015, 10:54 am

I don't have any pictures to contribute at the moment but something I plan on doing soon is take pictures of my herping spots completely covered in snow so I can compare it to a contrasting summer pic later.

My god...now that I've written that down, it sounds incredibly boring.

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Post by ZantiMissKnit » February 24th, 2015, 11:02 am

Kyle from Carolina wrote:I don't have any pictures to contribute at the moment but something I plan on doing soon is take pictures of my herping spots completely covered in snow so I can compare it to a contrasting summer pic later.

My god...now that I've written that down, it sounds incredibly boring.
I have some photos like that. Maybe it is incredibly boring to some, but it doesn't stop me from doing it.

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Post by Josh Holbrook » February 24th, 2015, 2:06 pm

The harbingers in the Northeast:

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Post by pete » February 24th, 2015, 2:46 pm

Mc herper, you made my day w the bloodroot shot! So anxiously awaiting the snow to melt so they will pop open in my yard. Cute milk, pg county?
I grew up in Montgomery county on the dc line. Milks were an obsession during my teen years ;)

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Post by ZantiMissKnit » February 25th, 2015, 6:43 am

Love those sylvaticus!

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Post by MCHerper » February 25th, 2015, 7:58 am

pete wrote:Mc herper, you made my day w the bloodroot shot! So anxiously awaiting the snow to melt so they will pop open in my yard. Cute milk, pg county?
I grew up in Montgomery county on the dc line. Milks were an obsession during my teen years ;)
Glad to hear that I made your day! I am happy that someone appreciated it.

The milk was from Somerset County, New Jersey, and was my first milk. I owe many thanks to the only herper who I met on this forum who was willing to take me ( a new herper on this forum) into the field to see it!

I can see why milks can become an obsession. They are strikingly beautiful and very interesting.

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Post by MCHerper » February 25th, 2015, 7:59 am

ZantiMissKnit wrote: Racer kisses:

Image100_1097 by ZantiMissKnit, on Flickr
Good grief, that's a big one!

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Re: Please show me reminders that spring will someday be her

Post by ZantiMissKnit » February 25th, 2015, 8:44 am

He wasn't happy; we interrupted he and his mate.

This was also my first-ever racer bite. Go big or go home! I did get one on my fingertip, however, which hurt much, much more.

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Post by cbernz » February 25th, 2015, 8:42 pm

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Post by ZantiMissKnit » February 26th, 2015, 5:42 am

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Now there's a hardy frog!

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Post by axeman2729 » March 10th, 2015, 5:20 am

here are some of the first breeders!
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Post by ZantiMissKnit » March 10th, 2015, 5:26 am

BIG NIGHT! Oh, I can't wait!

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Post by axeman2729 » March 10th, 2015, 6:15 am

let me clarify these are some of the first species to breed I took those pics last year

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