SPRING TRIP TO CARTER CAVES, KENTUCKY
I went on a weekend trip to Carter Caves, Kentucky from April 24-26 with 18 members of the Independence (OH) High School Biology Society on their annual Spring Trip.
A colorful Eastern Box Turtle.
We saw a few Five-lined Skinks - this was one of them.
The only Slimy Salamander seen on the trip.
Bat in a cave.
A cool rock formation.
We saw this Red Eft walking in the rain.
Bigheaded Ground Beetle.
A tiny Ringneck Snake.
Exploring Cascade Cave.
One of several Ravine Salamanders seen on the trip.
A tiny crayfish.
We saw a few Eastern Fence Lizards, including this one.
There were a number of wildflowers in bloom, including Phlox.
A Cave Cricket casting a spooky shadow.
We only found one Worm Snake on the trip.
Leopard Moth caterpillar.
Two-lined Salamanders were hard to find.
Six-spotted Tiger Beetle.
A larval Red Salamander seen in Cascade Cave.
It was a great weekend to spend enjoying Kentucky's natural wonders.