Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Time to resume blog...

Just a few notes:

Found two Crane Fly OrchidsTipularia 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.

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

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