Friday, July 13, 2018
Bousson and Salamanders
After the super cool hunt for hellbenders, we quickly changed gears from water clothes to bug protection and headed north east to the Bousson Experimental Forest which is owned by the college. Escorted by April Claus we trekked through the woods listening for frogs and toads, looking for snakes and hunting for a variety of salamanders. We successfully found/heard 15 different species including, the American Toad, Green Frog, Red Efts, Slimy Salamander, Spring Salamander, Red Backed Salamander, Ringed Neck Snake, and a Water Snake to name a few.
Northern Red Salamander caught by Emily
Rolling telephone poles to look