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 […]

Fieldnotes- April 2020

In this month’s episode of fieldnotes, join Ben as he takes a closer look at one of Georgia’s most unique frog species, the Eastern Spadefoot.

Fieldnotes- March 2020

This year’s indigo snake season is winding down, and the snakes are becoming more elusive. In this month’s episode of Fieldnotes, Ben showcases the burrow camera, a piece of equipment that helps us detect snakes while they’re tucked away in their winter refugia.

Fieldnotes- January 2020

We’re just over halfway through our Eastern Indigo Snake survey season, and looking back, we’ve had some pretty good days in the field. In this month’s episode, Ben takes us along on one of his most memorable and productive surveys so far this season.

Fieldnotes- October 2019

For the last two years, the Orianne Society has been involved in a multi-state effort to document the current distribution of Alligator Snapping Turtles. In many places these turtles were harvested commercially for the production of turtle soup, causing severe declines in wild populations. The purpose of these survey efforts is to help the U.S. […]