Category Archives: Field Herping

Some needed decorations to my snake room

I unpacked these and put them up in my snake room this weekend. I love looking at this stuff from my field herping trips.

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Snake tree —

On a cool day in spring, summer, or fall — and if it is raining — and if you are in a pine flat on the coastal plain in the south east… sometimes, if all of the stars are aligned, … Continue reading

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Luke and Garrett –

Proudly showing off a Five-lined Skink we caught in St Mary’s County, Maryland today.

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Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge, requirement 9a

I am almost finished with this one. I allow no shortcuts as merit badge counselor so this merit badge: Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge, has taken all summer. Tonight we walked the path in our neighborhood to find some … Continue reading

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Wood Turtle!

A neighborhood kid found this little wood turtle on the path in our neighborhood today. What a site… a juvenile Wood Turtle! Nice find Will!

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St Mary’s County, Maryland Eastern Kingsnake –

Ralph Mills and I did a little field herping today in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. We found a pretty female Eastern Kingsnake under some discarded trash. She is in the blue here – but I bet she pretties up after … Continue reading

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Mississippi Map Turtle

Someone released a nice, big female in the quarry pond at Fountain Rock Nature Center. I sure hope she survives the winter. Mississippi Map Turtle –

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Cricket Frog at Calvert Cliffs State Park in Calvert County, Maryland

These little guys were hopping all over in the forest today. Calvert Cliffs State Park

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4th of July –

I took the boys on a walk to the small ponds in the woods near our house. We wanted to find some baby turtles – but the ponds were too swollen with water from the rain we had on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Rough green snake

I took some Boy Scouts on a field herping trip for the Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge this past Saturday. I am an ‘official’ BSA Merit Badge Counselor and currently I am working with seven Boy Scouts from Troop … Continue reading

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