Spring so far:

Discussion in 'Nature and the Environment' started by Bobbleton, May 16, 2008.

  1. Bobbleton

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    Hey everybody. I'm back in town (again), so I figured I'd post up some finds I've made in the pines since I've been around (late april). If any of these look super similar to dragoncjo's . . . its most likely because we took the pictures at the exact same time. So - sorry for that.

    Ambystoma opacum (marbled salamander)
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    Bufo fowleri (fowler's toad)
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    Rana clamitans melanota (green frog)
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    Rana virgatipes (carpenter frog)
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    Hyla versicolor (northern gray)
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    Of course the emerald of the pines, Hyla andersonii:
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    So about two years ago on a pbx hike, I suggested to Jeff (woodjin) that I take him to see some pine barrens treefrogs, since he'd never seen them previously. He seemed all for it, and I promised I'd remember to call him when the action began. Well . . . I didn't. So after however many years later (two or three maybe . . ) I finally remembered to call him up. Of course the photographic prowess I displayed is somewhat of an embarrassment, but I had a good time regardless. Thanks again for meeting up, Jeff!
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    The reptiles have been as easy to come by as the amphibians this year. Which is really weird.
    Seen about 1000 so far - fence lizards:
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    Juvie Diamondback Terrapin
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    worm snake
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    s. ringneck
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    Racers seem even more abundant than usual . . . i honestly couldn't tell you how many I've seen this year so far.
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    I've really lucked out with this species, too . . . hopefully that keeps happening.
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    That's about it for my pine barrens finds. To echo Chris, I should have plenty more pics to come this year (i'm keeping my fingers crossed).

    Thanks for looking.

    -Bob
     
  2. Teegate

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    Nice Terrapin. I have never found one :(

    Guy
     
  3. ChrisNJ

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    Awesome pics Bob, you seem to have an awesome camera for such clear closeups.
     
  4. jburd641

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    I agree. It's like switching to an HD channel!
     
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    Some of the photo's have been removed? Is anyone else not finding some?

    Guy
     
  6. jburd641

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    I just thought some wouldn't open. I'd really like to see the ringneck pic.
     
  7. Teegate

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    They were all working. Maybe he accidently removed some of them.

    Guy
     
  8. jburd641

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    What kind of snakes are the last two?
    Pine and Corn snakes? I've never seen either in person.
     
  9. snakehunter7

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    they are awesome looking pines, still never found one, lol, still trying though, all i found so far was one racer, two ratsnakes, and fence lizards
     
  10. Bobbleton

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    sorry. my site recently changed servers and i must have uploaded some of those pictures after the freeze date. you should be able to see them now.
     
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    wow, that's really cool. you sure are good at finding them pines creatures. also the photos are really impressive.