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Tagged: Herpetology

Northwestern Garter Snake (Thamnphis ordinoides)


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Unusual but not unheard of, this northwestern garter snake (Thamnophis ordinoides) was unexpectedly found actively hunting in the grass near the beach on a rare February sunny day on the Oregon Coast in Oswald...

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Three Species of Florida Native Turtles!


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The sign of any healthy body of water is the presence of turtles. Of the 327 species alive today, 60+ of those are found living in the wild in the United States. The fossil...

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New Mexico’s Round-tail Horned Lizard


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The round-tail horned lizard (Phrynosoma modestum) is a member the lizard family Phrynosomatidae, also known as the spiny desert lizards. Horned lizards also happen to be one of the most curious and interesting of...

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Leapin’ Lizards! Updates!


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Quick post today to announce a small but important update to the North American Nature Photography galleries. Over the past decade, I’ve been collecting so many new images of native lizards in their natural...

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The Red-Spotted Toad of the Moab Desert


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This past week I happened to be in one of my favorite places in the entire United States – Arches National Park in Eastern Utah’s Moab Desert. The last time I was here last year...

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Slithering Beauty of the Cascades


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Last August as I was just learning my way in a totally alien environment in the Cascades Mountains,  this newcomer from Florida was searching for exotic wild orchids in Stevens Pass east of Seattle....

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