I have been anxiously trying to get my 2016 Field Herping Season off and running. While I have been stubling across a few herps here and there during the last couple of weeks, I haven’t had a chance to go out directly looking for them. For example, I managed to help this box turtle cross the road on my way to work one day.
So my first actual herping trip of the year was to my favorite spot in this area: Pearl River Wildlife Management Area. The waters were still very high from the flooding that occured on the river, but that didn’t mean that I couldn’t walk a bit and take a few photos. I spent a hour or two walking the edge of a paved road (something that I usually do not attempt due to traffic). The green anoles were very numerous. I lost count at around 40 during the walk. I get so used to seeing them around my house that I forget that can survive in the wild just as easy as the urban setting.
Not much else was to be seen though. One water snake was sitting at the road edge basking in a hazy eyed shedding state.
Here are some pictures from the trip: