2016 Field Herping

2016 Field Herping Trips

Well, 2016 ended up worse than 2015 in terms of me getting out field herping. To be correct, I probably made just as many trips as 2015 but I didn’t see even 1/10th the amount of animals. Some trips only included dead on road snakes and some trips didn’t give me the opportunity to take photos. I did get to see a Louisiana Milk Snake this year though, so that really made the year.  All and all a pretty uneventful field herping year. As always, I hope that I have the chance to get out in the field more often next year. Click on any of the links below to see the blog posts for each field herping trip.

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Green Anole on a tree in a non-urban setting.

March 31, 2016

This was one of my typical morning trips to Pearl River Wildlife Management Area. Animals observed include green anoles and a Broad-banded water snake. The flooding in Southeast Louisiana was really bad this year, so I wonder how that will play out with wild herp populations.

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Broad banded water snake. There were three on one down tree, but I only managed to photograph one.

Broad banded water snake. There were three on one down tree, but I only managed to photograph one.

June 10, 2016

This was a morning trip to Pearl River Wildlife Management Area. Animals observed include Broad-banded Water snake, cotton mouth, and five-lined skinks .

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Louisiana Milk Snake

Louisiana Milk Snake

July 3 to July 5, 2015

My family went to our hunting camp near Tensas National Wildlife Refuge and Big Lake Wildlife Management Area for the Fourth of July as usual. Animals observed include ONE Louisiana Milk Snake. We went from extreame flooding in March to drought-like conditions. Last year’s Fourth of July was one of my all time great trips…….this time only ONE snake over the entire weekend.

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