Berry Springs Preserve Herps of Texas report, 15Feb2020

After getting almost two inches of rain in the previous week (according to USGS 08105095 Berry Ck at Airport Rd nr Georgetown, TX, https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv/?site_no=08105095&PARAmeter_cd=00045), two frog species were seen at Berry Springs Park and Preserve during the monthly monitoring. Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Call Index = 1) was seen at the middle slough springhead and main ponds, and then finally photographed at the ditch in the pecan orchard, where Mike also photographed an American Bullfrog (CI = 0).
There was still no flow to the pond from the middle slough springhead, but again there was more water there than last month. The water level in the main ponds was average.
The monitoring period was 18:20 - 19:50.
Participants were Kathy, Bekki, Mike, Kristin (welcome !), Lynne, and Amy & Mike (and Zelda).
Environmental conditions at the middle slough springhead at sunset:
- Air temperature = 59.9 deg F
- Water temperature = 65.4 deg F
- Sky = mostly cloudy
- Water level = much below average
- Relative humidity = 49 %

Posted by k_mccormack k_mccormack, February 18, 2020 02:56

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Rio Grande Leopard Frog Lithobates berlandieri

Observer

k_mccormack

Date

February 15, 2020 07:35 PM CST

Description

Observed during monthly amphibian monitoring. This is one of two individuals seen in the ditch in the pecan orchard. Environmental conditions are at the middle slough springhead at sunset.

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