Berry Springs Preserve Herps of Texas report, 16Feb2019

Ten people met at Berry Springs Preserve on a much cooler night than the record heat the day before. We first walked down to the middle slough springhead (by the bird blind), and then over to the wet-weather pond north of the improved campground, but this was the third month in a row that we did not observe any amphibians during our hour-long monitoring period. Amy and Mike checked out the main ponds afterwards, however, and they heard three different Rio Grande Leopard Frogs calling at CI = 1, so it's good to know that there are still some frogs in the area.
The monitoring period was 18:20 - 19:20.
Participants were Kathy, Amy & Mike, Mike, Hunter, Holly & Ben & Matt, Nancy, and Diane.
Environmental conditions at the middle slough springhead at sunset:

  • Air temperature = 50.7 deg F
  • Water temperature = 66 deg F
  • Sky = Mostly Cloudy
  • Water level = Above Average
  • Relative humidity = 51 %
Lähettänyt k_mccormack k_mccormack, 18. helmikuuta 2019 17:51

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As Kathy said, Mike and I headed towards the pond and got a couple of recordings of Rio Grande Leopard frog "purrs" at the footbridge near the playground. We heard nothing at the pond itself. Here is the link to the observation CI - 1 https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20407169

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