Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Advanced Camp - Day 3

The heat and humidity have returned to the swamp!  Day 3 of advanced summer camp at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest had campers soaking wet even though the swamp is nearly dry.

The plan for the day was to hunt for reptiles and amphibians during the morning and then insects within the sunny power line corridor after lunch.  Heat index values approaching 112F caused some modifications to the plan, including an early afternoon retreat to the air-conditioned nature center.

Here are some of the images captured during the day:

Very young Carolina Anole

Eastern Cottonmouth (only snake seen)

Early in the herp hunt

Appeared to be a young Bronze Frog

After some swamp stomping

Non-target spider species


Images by Mark Musselman

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