Berry Springs Preserve Herps of Texas report, 25Sep2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there was no group outing to Berry Springs Park and Preserve again this month. However, five people wearing face masks checked on the amphibians while staying at least six feet apart from each other at all times.
Three amphibian species were observed: Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Call Index = 2), American Bullfrog (CI = 0), and Gulf Coast Toad (CI = 0). Photos were obtained for Gulf Coast Toad and sound recordings were obtained for Rio Grande Leopard Frog.
At sunset, a flock of Great Egrets was seen overhead and a herd of White-tailed Deer was seen in the fields. A Nine-banded Armadillo was seen after sunset, and a Barred Owl and bats (on the bat detector) were heard after sunset. Over 1.5 inches of rain had fallen four days earlier, and although the water level was much below average, the middle slough spring was flowing again. The water level in the main ponds was below average.
The monitoring period was 19:25 - 20:55.
Participants were Kathy, Amy, and Belinda & Charlotte & Miriam (welcome !).
Environmental conditions at the middle slough springhead at sunset:
Air temperature = 67.5 deg F
Water temperature = 73.5 deg F
Sky = no/few clouds
Water level = much below average
Relative humidity = 66 %

Lähettänyt k_mccormack k_mccormack, 26. syyskuuta 2020 23:21

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Syyskuu 25, 2020 08:13 PM CDT

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Observed during monthly amphibian monitoring.

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Syyskuu 25, 2020 07:50 PM CDT

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Observed during monthly amphibian monitoring.

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