Category Archives: Reptiles, etc.

Reptile-Amphibian #28 — (Western) Coachwhip

masticophis flagellum (testaceus) Monday, May 21, 2018 — 11:20 am Cheyenne County, Colorado — County Road 9 After seeing the Golden-crowned Warbler, we continued south on the dirt road. We’d gone just a couple miles when I spotted a large … Continue reading

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Birding Trip

I took two days off work and drove to Gunnison. Colorado to see the Gunnison Sage-Grouse (next post). I left home about 7:30 and headed to Cañon City. A Lewis’s Woodpecker has been hanging out in a residential neighborhood, but … Continue reading

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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. We hiked the Devil’s Den Trail.  We climbed back up to our cabin on the stone stairs and came out on … 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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