Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

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Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

Post by tspuckler » April 16th, 2015, 11:34 am

A nice variety of cool creatures were found.

A melanistic Eastern Garter Snake.
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Leopard Frogs were very common, many were calling.
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Smallmouth Salamander - I came across a few of these.
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Midland Painted turtle close-up.
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Herp habitat.
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An Eastern Garter Snake literally found at our front door.
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A female American Bullfrog that was missing her front forearm, but otherwise appeared healthy.
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Not a herp, but still cool - British Soldier Lichen.
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I saw my first Northen Water Snakes of the year on this trip - here's one of them.
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More herp habitat.
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Bee Mimic flies sure do like me.
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Green Frog, these aren't as common as Leopard Frogs in this part of the Buckeye State.
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A yearling melanistic Eastern Garter Snake.
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Another photo of the same snake.
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Crab Spider.
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There were many Midland Painted Turtles out basking.
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Northern Water Snakes were out basking as well.
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Leaf Beetle
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Butler's Garter Snake, these aren't as common as Easterns.
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An awesome Blanding's Turtle.
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An "in situ" Eastern Garter Snake.
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Western Chorus Frog - there were many of these calling.
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Brown Snake.
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Ground Beetle.
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An Eastern Garter Snake with a bit of orange.
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A Leopard frog with tiny spots.
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It was an excellent time!
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Re: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

Post by David O » April 16th, 2015, 11:52 am

Good finds, and very nice pics.

PM me next time you're over this way. I ain't too scary.

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Re: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

Post by pjfishpa » April 22nd, 2015, 3:08 am

Couple of days of nice weather! Great pics man and congrats on that blanding's ... I find fewer and fewer every year. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

Post by mfb » April 25th, 2015, 8:15 am

Very nice!

Northeast Ohio has also been rocking recently, at least until this cold snap hit. I am looking forward to a great spring!

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Re: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

Post by Mike VanValen » April 25th, 2015, 4:07 pm

Nice variety. Those black garters are special. :thumb:

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Re: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

Post by soulsurvivor » April 25th, 2015, 4:24 pm

The black garters ARE cool. How common are they?

~Bree

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