Berry Springs Preserve Herps of Texas report, 25Aug2017

This month's amphibian monitoring at Berry Springs Preserve had been rescheduled twice - first, moved back a week due to the site champion being out of town chasing the total solar eclipse in Missouri, and second, moved up a day due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Harvey. But we were able to pull it off, keeping safe and dry, and were rewarded with a cool evening and three species: Blanchard's Cricket Frogs (Call Index = 2), American Bullfrog (CI = 1), and Rio Grande Leopard Frog (CI = 1). One of the newcomers that night was able to get both photos and a recording of two different Rio Grande Leopard Frogs - thanks, Mike !!
We saw a Yellow-crowned Night Heron and bats flying over the ponds before sunset.
The ponds had been dredged for algae and aquatic vegetation nine days earlier.
The monitoring period was 20:00 - 21:00.
Participants were Kathy, Mike & Amy, Carolyn, Nikki, Mike & Carol (welcome !), and Tonja.
Environmental Conditions at the main pond at sunset:

  • Air temperature = 82.2 deg F
  • Water temperature = 77.8 deg F
  • Sky = Mostly cloudy
  • Water level = Average
  • Relative humidity at sunset = 52 %
Lähettänyt k_mccormack k_mccormack, 27. elokuuta 2017 14:25

Havainnot

Kuvat / Äänet

Havainnoija

k_mccormack

Päivämäärä

Elokuu 25, 2017 08:40 PM CDT

Kuvaus

Observed during monthly amphibian monitoring.

Kuvat / Äänet

Mitä

Härkäsammakko (Lithobates catesbeianus)

Havainnoija

k_mccormack

Päivämäärä

Elokuu 25, 2017 08:55 PM CDT

Kuvaus

Observed during monthly amphibian monitoring.

Kommentit

Kathy, Carol and I enjoyed ourselves very much at the watch, thanks!

I am still tinkering with removing the video from the recording. I have had some success, but still looking for the best simplicity. I do believe I can get there. I was able to convert to an Mp4, however it seems iNat prefers Mp3, wav, or another format?

Here is the link for the first Rio Grande Leopard frog observed. Notice what appears to be a single egg in both images;
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7656553

The second observation of the much larger Rio Grand Leopard frog. The video recording came from this pond and may well be this individual? I will add the sound recording when possible;
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7656577
Thanks! Enjoy!

Lähettänyt mikef451 melkein 5 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

Here is the converted sound recording observation;
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7673887

Mike

Lähettänyt mikef451 melkein 5 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

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