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)
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 with Ben Stegenga in the South Georgia swamps.
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.
Join Ben this month as he explores some wetlands for Georgia’s largest species of terrestrial salamander, the Eastern Tiger Salamander.
As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to take a look back at the research, monitoring, and outreach accomplishments made by the Longleaf Savannas Initiative (LSI) over the past 12 months. It has been a year full of hard work, hot days, incredible observations, and fascinating reptiles and amphibians. We traveled all over southern […]
In this episode of Fieldnotes, Ben Stegenga takes us on a survey for Eastern Indigo Snakes as part of our monitoring program.
In this episode of Fieldnotes, Ben Stegenga demonstrates how we collect samples in the field for Snake Fungal Disease testing.
As the first face of the forest highlighted in this blog, I thought it prudent to introduce one of the most recognizable members of forested landscapes and one that ties together both terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Most people reading this will have some familiarity with Eastern Newts (also called Red-spotted Newts), especially the terrestrial juveniles […]
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).