Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Camp Session #3

Summer camp session #3 is underway at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest.  The heat and humidity are slowing down everything, including the reptiles and amphibians, but we did manage to collect a few specimens for the campers to identify.

Spotted Turtle

Green Treefrog

Three-lined Salamander

Carolina Anole

Musk Turtle

iPod Touch with Audubon field guides

Eastern Mud Turtle

Tomorrow, we will check the baited minnow traps.  Hopefully, the sardines have attracted something other than crayfish and diving beetles.  During session #1, we caught a Lesser Siren and hopes are high that a Greater Siren is out there or even a snake not yet seen by the campers.

Maybe the incoming storm front will cool down things in the swamp, bump up the water level and get some creatures moving about!

Images by Mark Musselman

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