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Cottonmouth in typical ambush position near the edge of a drift fence – Houston Chandler

The Cottonmouth Myth

There may not be another animal on the planet that receives as much unfounded descriptions of aggression and viciousness as the cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus). It seems that almost everyone in the south has some type of cottonmouth story, whether a first-hand account or a story passed along by a family member or friend. The one […]

Photo of the Month: May

Fieldnotes- May 2020

The Spotted Turtle nesting season is underway in Georgia, and an important component of our current research is taking females to get x-rays a couple times throughout the duration of the project. This lets us know which turtles are gravid and how many eggs they’re carrying. Check out this month’s episode of Fieldnotes to get […]

Celebrating southeastern wetlands: An unappreciated resource

I have spent countless hours wandering through wetlands in the southeastern Coastal Plain, usually in search of animals that most people will never have the opportunity to observe in their natural environment. Some of the prettiest places that I have stumbled upon can only be accessed by getting your feet wet and exploring off the […]

Lighting a Match- May 2020