On Thursday, after my last official class I went to the Herpetology lab which I am auditing as I am not even in the right year to be taking the class. At the lab we were dip netting a pond to get an idea of what species could be found in it. The only herps in the pond that we found were green frogs both adults and tadpole forms. We also found an Eastern Garter Snake along the water's edge.
I later headed to the Bon Echo area with the Salamander Man and Clinton to see the fall migration of salamanders. We also wanted to see if we could find a Ring-Necked Snake. We found no such snake but instead found tons of salamanders such as Red-Spotted Newts, Red and Lead-backed Salamanders, Blue-Spotted Salamanders, and Yellow-Spotted Salamanders. We also saw tons of frogs such as Spring Peepers, American Toads and Mink Frogs.
On the way back to Peterborough we stopped at one spot we had never checked before. We found a few frogs and a Garter Snake, not the best spot for herping however it did have some amusing turtle signs throughout the trails. These signs were unfortunately broken promises as we did not find any turtles at this spot.