Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Day 10, Happiness project.

Flat backed Millipede Apheloria virginiensis

I did a loop in the park and didn't see any herps or mammals until the very end of my hike except of cause lots of birds.  I saw a gorgeous male Pileated at the start of my hike and then numerous other nesting birds that call the park home for the summer.  On my way out I spied two garter snakes and as I was pulling out in my car, I happened to look down a unused road and noticed a large dark lump.  I grabbed my bins...low and behold...a Snapping Turtle!  I jumped out and went over to look at it.  A huge, maybe 30+ pound female out to lay her eggs.  What a treat!  Get out there, you never know what you are going to see! 

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