Third Eye - Maryland 2004  
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Tim Spuckler
8213 Wyatt Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147

From June 9-14, 2004 the annual NOAH Field Trip took place in Savage River State Park, Maryland. Twenty-something people joined the festivities. The weekend started out very rainy, but eventually got better.

East Milk
Got Milk?
A particularly well-colored juvenile Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum). They feed largely on mice, and are often mistakenly killed because of their resemblance to Copperheads.
Spring Peeper Tiny Frog
The Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) gets its Latin name from the characteristic "X" or cross, that is on its back.
Red Eft Woodland Wanderer
There were 25-30 Red Efts (Notophthalmus viridescens) seen on a two mile hike through the woods.
Red Spotted Newt Full Grown Newt
An adult Red Spotted Newt (metamorphised Red Eft) was found taking a walk on land. They are usually aquatic.
Ringneck Ringneck Snake
It's easy to see how Diadophis punctatus got its common name.
Wood Frog Hand Full O' Frogs
A couple of wood frogs we found while hiking.
Wood Frog Forest Frog
The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) often wanders far from water. It is easily identified by its "robber's mask."
Striped Snake
One of several Eastern Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) we found on the trip. They were probably taking advantage of the large numbers of frogs, toads and salamanders that were out.
Skipper Skippers
These small butterflies were everywhere. They are attracted to blue and purple colors. These insects have the characteristics of both butterflies and moths.
Water Snake Agua Serpiente
We found a surprisingly few number of Northern Water Snakes (Nerodia sipedon).
Slimy Salamander Slimy Salamander
The lungless Plethodon glutinosis is well known for its sticky skin secretions which cling like glue.
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