Archive for the 'Reptiles' Category

06
Oct
08

4 Eastern Box Turtles – Oct 6 2008

Shadow, the dog of camp’s outdoor education assistant staff, found these 4 box turtles near the meadow. Three of them were together with 2 males fighting over a female. This is the most eastern box turtles that I’ve ever seen in the wild in one place.

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12
Sep
08

Baby Eastern Box Turtle – September 12, 2008

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While I’m doing some team building activities with a group of 5th graders from Prairie View Elementary from Goshen Indiana, one student finds this baby eastern box turtle. These creatures can live to be over a 100 years old. I’ve never seen one this small.

27
Jun
08

Dead Milksnake – June 27 2008

Some of the maintenance crew found this dead milksnake near one of the roads at camp.

25
Jun
08

Eastern Box Turtle – June 25, 2008

Here’s an eastern box turtle that we found during nature camp. They have great camouflage for walking on the forest floor in the sunlight.

14
Apr
08

Northern Watersnake – April 14, 2008

As I’m coming back from lunch, I spot this Northern watersnake on the edge of the fen sunning itself. It doesn’t like how close I get so it takes a swim to escape.

It returns to the shore and I’m still to close so it takes off again.

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It’s a gorgeous snake.

25
Aug
07

Blanding’s Turtle on Massasauga Trail – August 25, 2007

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As I’m walking home from work I see this Blanding’s turtle in the middle of the trail. What a beautiful creature!

24
Aug
07

Hognose snake – found by the cross #2 – August 24, 2007

Hognose snake – found by the cross #2, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Some of the bethany christian freshman class found this hognose snake when they were out for a team building day here at camp. It’s only about 4 to 5 inches long. It looks like it just ate a toad. It’s pretty plump.