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.

Tracking Spotted Turtles

  Tracking spotted turtles with Ben Stegenga in the South Georgia swamps.

Fieldnotes- April 2018

Join Ben this month as he highlights one of his favorite Georgia snake species, the Florida Pine Snake.

Ocmulgee River Floodplain & Marbled Salamander

In this month’s Fieldnotes, Ben ventures into the Ocmulgee River floodplain to look at the Marbled Salamander, a beautiful denizen of Georgia’s hardwood lowlands.

Fieldnotes With Ben Stegenga: Eastern Tiger Salamander

Join Ben this month as he explores some wetlands for Georgia’s largest species of terrestrial salamander, the Eastern Tiger Salamander.

Fieldnotes: Eastern Indigo Snake Survey

In this episode of Fieldnotes, Ben Stegenga takes us on a survey for Eastern Indigo Snakes as part of our monitoring program.

Fieldnotes: Snake Fungal Disease Project

In this episode of Fieldnotes, Ben Stegenga demonstrates how we collect samples in the field for Snake Fungal Disease testing.

Eastern Hognose Snake

Ben Stegnenga was recently on patrol in the Georgia sandhills during a fall snake fungal disease survey and found this Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos).

Fieldnotes With Ben Stegenga: Black Swamp Snake

Dive into “Fieldnotes with Ben Stegenga” for a sneak-peak into the day of an Orianne Field Biologist! Through this series, Ben will share with you his discoveries of the day, methods used to collect data and survey for reptiles and amphibians and discuss interesting facts about the wildlife in the area! For most, a Black […]