Category Archives: Reptiles, etc.

Reptile-Amphibian #27 — Western Whiptail

aspidoscelis tigris Saturday, June 10, 2017 Colorado National Monument, Colorado We saw several of these lizards as we visited the canyon overlooks. In several cases, they actually seemed to be studying us as we looked at them. One small one … Continue reading

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Reptile-Amphibian #26 — Western Smooth Earthsnake

Virginia valeriae elegans Saturday, March 25, 2017 Devil’s Den State Park, Arkansas It was a damp, cool, drizzly morning. I hiked the Devil’s Den Trail with Joshua, Sarah, Keren, Caleb, Karen, and Olive. We climbed back up to our cabin … Continue reading

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Fish and Poptarts and a Snake

On a warm, sunny, still afternoon we could see a couple small fish in the creek by our campsite. I grabbed some Wildberry Poptarts and began feeding them. Several bluegill gathered and ate greedily, joined occasionally by a larger bass. … Continue reading

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Reptile-Amphibian #25 — Western Fence Lizard

sceloporus occidentalis Sunday, February 15, 2015 Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in Murrieta, California I spotted the first Western Fence Lizard sunning on a large rock in a field. A while later, I saw another one on a log in … Continue reading

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