I had spent a morning wandering around one of the local metroparks, hoping for a sunning massasauga rattlesnake. None were out today, but I enjoyed some of the other flora and fauna that were available for my camera lens.
There was a large group of hikers following these poor cranes around. They are typically very common in the park.
|Sandhill Crane and chic|
Painted turtles were enjoying the sun. Unfortunately, I have yet to see blandings at this location.
This small garter snake was basking in the reeds.
Near the end of the summer, we spent an afternoon trying for an adult fox snake. None were to be found, be we found 8+ freshly hatched juveniles in a very small location.
This little red-bellied snake was spotted on a northern Michigan back country road. I am frequently surprised by the small snakes I manage to spot and often wonder what I still miss...
My last field day I spent looking for saugas and racers. I managed to find the small sauga I mentioned in this post, as well as few blue racers.