Rough Earth Unearthed

A Rough Earth Snake was uncovered by Butterfly House Director Uli Hartmond as he worked on the plantings outside of the Conservatory on the 16th of February. This was the first live snake of the season. A dead Rough Earth Snake was spotted by Ranger Lew a few weeks earlier in Catch the Wind.

I’m holding the snake that Uli unearthed in the flower bed (succulent bed). Gentle little creatures, flower beds are not unusual locations to find Rough Earth Snakes.

In other herp news, I’ve heard Spring Peepers calling both last week and this week. Chorus frogs can’t be far behind.

2 responses to Rough Earth Unearthed

  1. Leslie says:

    I’ve already heard the chorus frogs at my house! They have loved the warmer weather this week.

    • Greg Dodge says:

      I heard some chorus frogs at my house too! If I don’t hear them this week here at the Museum we’ll need to send out a search party. There are bullfrogs basking in the Wetlands as I write, at least a dozen turtles sharing the rocks and logs in the water, and Red-shouldered Hawks are putting on a show above. I saw 6, count ’em, 6 red-shoulders up at once this morning!
      If you can break away, it’s time to go outside!!

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