As a keystone species, Gopher Tortoises are a vital component of a healthy Georgia sandhill, so the Orianne Society actively promotes tortoise conservation through prescribed fire, habitat restoration, outreach, and monitoring. This winter Ben has been working on a new project where he’s mapping tortoises along Georgia’s public roads. Join him on one of these […]
Join Ben in this month’s episode of Fieldnotes as he explores the wide array of defensive strategies displayed by the “Emperor of the Forest”, the Eastern Indigo Snake.
In this month’s installment of Fieldnotes, we’ve kicked off the 2018-19 Eastern Indigo Snake survey season, and Ben takes a moment to discuss the seasonal behavior of Georgia indigos, while showcasing Humboldt, a large male from our mark-recapture study.
The early fall months are prime time for observing Georgia’s sandhill snake species. Join Ben in this episode of Fieldnotes as he shares a recent encounter with one of the Southeast’s most elusive upland snakes, the Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus).
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.