Monthly Archives: January 2016
Wolf Creek at Letchworth
Exploring Wolf Creek with Amos and Eva at Letchworth State Park.
Gibbonsville with the dogs
Exploring Gibbonsville in Letchworth State Park with Amos and Eva.
Kayaking to Cockspur Island Lighthouse
In late August, I joined a night kayak to the Cockspur Island lighthouse as a storm rolled by northward, probably near Hilton Head Island.
Juvenile rat snake
A juvenile rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus) found at the Historic Ogeechee Canal. The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory reports that the Yellow Rat Snake is the common subspecies found in Coastal Georgia (P. obsoletus quadrivittata), whereas the Grey Rat Snake (P. obsoletus spilotes) is found inland. I’ve found a couple of adult Yellow Rat Snakes on Armstrong State University’s campus, but clear identification of juveniles is more difficult.
This individual had been constricting a green anole (Anolis carolinensis) when I encountered it, but release its large prey item when Amos began to investigate.
Free swimming polychaetes (bristle worms) littered the surf at Tybee Island in April 2015. I guessed that they were depositing eggs.
San Vito Birding Club
Members and volunteers of the San Vito Bird Club band and take measures of mist-netted birds they’ve caught at Finca Cantaros in 2013.
A non-native banana (Musa rosacea) found along and in stream beds at Las Cruces Biological Station.
Amos at Middle Falls
Too cold for a little chiweinie at Letchworth State Park.