Ben’s beginning to wrap up the snake inventory project and remove survey equipment from the property. In this month’s episode of Fieldnotes, he checks some cover boards and tin one last time as he gathers them up, and then revisits some highlights from the project.
Ben has been working on a snake inventory project in southwest Georgia for the last 2 years, and one of his main survey methods has been running drift fences with funnel traps. In this month’s episode of Fieldnotes, Ben checks some of those traps and highlights a colorful yet secretive snake species with a very specialized diet.
Every winter we look forward to seeing our resident Spotted Salamanders as rain brings them to the surface for a couple weeks. Not only are they beautiful salamanders, but they also have fascinating life histories. In this month’s episode of Fieldnotes, Ben talks about Spotted Salamander ecology and their unique symbiotic relationship with algae.
Ornate Chorus Frogs are some of the first pond breeding amphibians we see every winter in the Georgia Coastal Plain. Join Ben on a cool January night as he encounters this colorful species.
The eastern United States is home to a fascinating genus of lizards that is characterized by their lack of limbs. In this month’s episode of Fieldnotes, Ben captures one of these unique lizards while conducting some fall drift fence surveys, and discusses their unique biology.
In this month’s episode of Fieldnotes, Ben has wrapped up Spotted Turtle monitoring for the year and has…
With winter coming to a close, so does our Eastern Indigo Snake monitoring effort. On this month’s episode of Fieldnotes, join Ben…
December highlights from some Indigo Snake surveys on the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve and other important conservation properties.