Monday, May 25, 2009

MAY 22nd 2009

We were both off on a Friday, a rare occurrence indeed. We took advantage by taking a herp trip to Boyden Refuge in Taunton. It's nearly a sure fire snake place, so it's a favorite.

We explored new areas of the refuge and, while the snakes remained fairly scarce, it was a phib-tastic day! We did see two snakes... a fleeting glimpse of a ribbon snake disappearing into the grass (I missed it- Mike) and caught a young garter snake.100_2804

The frogs were out in force!

We saw pickerel frogs,
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wood frogs
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and bull frogs.

We saw dozens of redback salamanders
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and our first red eft of the year.
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We even found a painted turtle on land. She emptied her cloaca all over, then hid inside her shell... like any self respecting chelonian would.100_2821

It was the day of the toad, though. We lost count of the American Toads that we saw on this 4 hour trek. Big ones and little ones and they all looked put upon.
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We even saw a swan with her goslings!
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An exhausting but successful day.

1 comment:

  1. My cloaca. . . let me show you it!
    xoxo. . . I love you!

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