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.

Tracking Spotted Turtles

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

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.

2017 Review: A year of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

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 […]

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.