Time to resume blog...
Just a few notes:
Found two Crane Fly Orchids, Tipularia discolor, at different locations on our property in the past couple of weeks. Mid August.
Encountered a robust Black Rat Snake, Pantherophis obsoletus. while working on my trail. Ripper the dog didn't notice it. There are a large number of subspecies of this large and common snake including Grey Rat Snake, Yellow Rat Snake, Corn Snake to name a few. 48" +/- 8/26/13.
Found a little grey worm like snake under a rock today, trail work. Most likely a Smooth Earth Snake, Virginia valeriae. Grey color, belly not markedly different from dorsal, about 8" long +/- 8/27/13
I use the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecological Laboratory website, http://srelherp.uga.edu/index.htm as my primary resource for all things herpatological.