Friday, July 24, 2009
Searching for amphibians and reptiles at Bousson
On Thursday, we went with a herpetologist to go herping, or searching for amphibians and reptiles. It was so much fun! We ended up finding 16 different species of reptiles and amphibians which impressed me a lot! We found 10 different species of salamander, 5 types of toads and frogs, and one snake. All we did to find them were overturn rocks, logs, and look in grass and we found tons of stuff. It was really cool knowing that all these things could live near you, and there are still more things you could find. Plus amphibians are a great way to tell if your streams and rivers are healthy, because they breathe through their skin and any pollutants in the water will kill them. Overall, it was a great time, and probably my favorite part about camp.