Herp note 6: Conecuh National Forest
[caption id=“attachment_476” align=“alignright” width=“408”] Necturus loadingi from the creek named “dog hole”![/caption]
Recently the Auburn University Herpetology class took a field trip to the The Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center and bordering Conecuh National Forest. The primary purpose of this trip was to find as many herpetofauna as we could in the span of one day and two nights. While it was a relatively short trip we found over 24 species of herps including frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes, and lizards (sorry no caecillians)!
My favorite part of the trip was snorkelling and using the seine nets in many of the ponds we visited. Overall, it was a great trip and I got to see many things I have never seen before.
[caption id=“attachment_475” align=“alignnone” width=“1600”] A male Sceloperus undulatus[/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_479” align=“alignnone” width=“1600”] Notohptalmus viridescens[/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_480” align=“alignnone” width=“1600”] (Left to right) Apolone ferox, Sternotherus odoratus, and Pseudemys floridana[/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_481” align=“alignnone” width=“1600”] Pseudotriton ruber[/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_482” align=“alignnone” width=“1600”] _Hyla avivoca, _found this guy stumbling along the way![/caption]