Field Herpetology Photos

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2014 Edition

Julia makes the first catch of the day with a surly Thamnophis sirtalis; HEEP Trail
Juan demonstrates proper Ambystoma egg handling technique; HEEP Trail


June with the first green frog (Rana clamitans) of the class; UConn Forest
The whole class searchin' for frogs and salamanders; UConn Forest
Paul is very proud of spotting this wood frog (Rana sylvatica). Can you see it? UConn Forest
The wood frog (Rana sylvatica) from the previous photo. UConn Forest
Harley is super proud of her green frog (Rana clamitans). UConn Forest
Robert considers the meaning of life while holding this garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). UConn Forest
Eggs of the northern two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata) in the stream. UConn Forest
Michelle with the garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). UConn Forest
Robert with the first water snake (Nerodia sipedon) of the season. Allison, Michelle, and Stephanie keep a watchful eye. Fenton River
Paul with a large female garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). Fenton River
First four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum) in the Fenton River.
Allison and Stephanie with their four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum). Fenton River
Sagy, Paul, and Kyle working on their album cover strut.
A few American toads (Bufo americanus) in a mass mating mania. Fenton River
Jack with a baby common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) at the HEEP Trail
Juvenile water snake (Nerodia sipedon); HEEP Trail
Visiting EEB grad Hayley with the juvenile water snake (Nerodia sipedon); HEEP Trail
Harley is again super happy about catching this water snake (Nerodia sipedon); HEEP Trail
Allison with an eastern painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). Kyle looks on, and I'm not really sure what Michelle is doing; Fenton River
Paul with the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) with Sara in the background; Fenton River
First ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus) during our night trip; Fenton River
The class, anxiously awaiting the arrival of Dr. Kurt Schwenk.
Upside down Hemidactylium scutatum showing the white underside; Mansfield Hollow
Harley has a stand off with a garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). My money's on the snake; Mansfield Hollow
Robert grabbed this beautiful juvenile spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) in Mansfield Hollow
Not to be outdone, super instructor Bill grabbed this gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) as it tried to hide from me on my foot; Mansfield Hollow

2012 Edition

Danielle looking for stream salamanders; H.E.E.P Trail
Liz and our first (of many) water snakes (Nerodia sipedon); Fenton River
Danielle with the water snake (Nerodia sipedon); Fenton River
Kayla and Liz comparing humungous bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana); Fenton River
Giant bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)tadpole; Fenton River
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana); Fenton River
Young spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) with leech; Fenton River
Zachary with the first find of the morning; Fenton River
One unhappy american toad (Bufo americanus); Fenton River
Lyndsay with a juvenile wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta); Fenton River
That's not a clump of mud, that's the cutest common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) ever
Michael posing with his great find; Fenton River
Devin and a large female water snake (Nerodia sipedon). He's smiling because he hasn't realized he got musked on yet; Fenton River
Lyndsay showing Michael one big, unhappy black racer (Coluber constrictor); Fenton River
Liz and more than five feet of black racer; Fenton River
Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer); H.E.E.P. Trail
Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus); H.E.E.P. Trail
Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica); H.E.E.P. Trail
Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata) with eggs; H.E.E.P. Trail
Gravid Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata); H.E.E.P. Trail
Zach with his obligatory black racer (Coluber constrictor) picture; Fenton River
Danielle with her obligatory black racer picture (Coluber constrictor); Fenton River
Woodcock chick (alternative title = Black Racer chow) -- this wins the cute award for the day; Fenton River
Black Racer (Coluber constrictor); Fenton River
Michael dove for this northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon); Fenton River
Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina); Fenton River
Audrey with the one-eyed snapper; Fenton River
Danielle with the first ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus) for the course; Fenton River
Ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus); Fenton River
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