Snake 1, Gery 0.
Midland Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picts. Starting to dig a nest; here comes the next generation.
A slug-eater, this tiny, 10-inch adult looks like she might be gravid.
This is a pencil-sized, 10-inch adult.
I can never figure out how the taxonomists come up with these names.
Ambystoma laterale. Found under a railroad tie. We also saw larvae in a vernal pond.
Dude, you have a little something on your face.
Easter Hog-nosed Snake
The Carl Koch memorial hoggie. This is the prettiest one we have seen at Carl's sites.
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake track in the sandy road
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake nest hole
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake digging a nest hole
Sandhill Crane and chick
Adult and two chicks - like gangly, awkward teenagers - cross the road.
Delivering fast food on the fly.
Toxic, but it has a very bitter taste so you are unlikely to eat it.
White Baneberry, or Doll's Eyes
This invasive pest plant is being devoured and defoliated by loosestrife beetles, which are used as a biological control of the invasive plant.
Pale Indian Plantain
These rare butterflies are only found in pristine habitat
Ambystoma tigrinum, in situ under a railroad tie
Ambystoma tigrinum, in situ unde a different railroad tie.
British Soldier Lichen
Karner Blue Butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis. Endangered due to shrinking habitat.
John A, Ralph S, Mike D
With a milksnake under a railroad tie at their feet.
Lampropeltis triangulum, in situ under a railroad tie.