Amphibian spring migration to a small pond was monitored using a drift fence and pitfall traps from 1996-1999 at the VINS Bragdon Preserve in Woodstock, Vermont, USA. Additionally, captures of small mammals were also recorded.
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Faccio S (2022): Amphibian Migration Monitoring at the VINS Bragdon Preserve Pond in Vermont, USA (1996-1999). v1.1. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=vinsdriftfence&v=1.1
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Former VINS Bragdon Preserve in Woodstock, Vermont, USA
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [43.587, -72.584], North East [43.65, -72.464]|
Amphibians and small mammals
|Class||Amphibia (Frogs and Salamanders), Mammalia (small mammals)|
|Start Date / End Date||1996-04-01 / 1999-06-01|
|Title||Vermont Atlas of Life|
|Study Area Description||State of Vermont|
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Prior to the start of the 1996 amphibian breeding season, two drift fences with pitfall traps buried along the lengths of each fence, were established near a small farm pond. Pitfall traps were typically opened on rainy days or when rain was expected overnight, and then checked the following morning. Additionally, a metal minnow trap was placed in the pond overnight to capture adults that may have already arrived at the pond for breeding.
|Study Extent||Former VINS Bragdon Preserve in Woodstock, Vermont, USA|
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