Fieldnotes- November 2018

The early fall months are prime time for observing Georgia’s sandhill snake species. Join Ben in this episode of Fieldnotes as he shares a recent encounter with one of the Southeast’s most elusive upland snakes, the Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus).

Fieldnotes- October 2018

During this special vacation edition of Fieldnotes, Ben joins his brother Nathan, TOS member, Ian Garrison, and US Forest Service biologist, John Rohrer for some rattlesnake telemetry and Washington field herping.

Fieldnotes- September 2018

Join Ben Stegenga and Jonathon Bolton as they kick off our trap survey efforts for Suwannee Alligator Snapping Turtles (Macrochelys suwanniensis) in previously unsurveyed sections of South Georgia rivers. A huge thank you to TOS member Tucker Ennis for helping with fieldwork and providing additional video.

Fieldnotes- Florida Softshell turtles

While out collecting Snake Fungal Disease samples this month, Ben had an unexpected encounter with one of the Southeast’s most unique turtle species. Join him as he discusses the fascinating biology of the Florida Softshell (Apalone ferox)

Fieldnotes- July 2018

Join Ben this month as he showcases one of the most exciting finds for Orianne’s field crew yet this summer, a Rainbow Snake (Farancia erytrogramma), Sometimes referred to as “eel moccasins”, these secretive snakes are true gems of the Coastal Plain’s river systems.