NIGHTTIME SALAMANDER HUNT
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 to check out what's going on in the Bluegrass State. Things started off with a nighttime salamander hunt.
A large and colorful Spring Salamander.
There were many wildflowers in bloom, such as this Iris.
A few Ringneck Snakes were found on the trip.
American Giant Millipede.
Dusky Salamanders were a challenge to catch - they actually can jump.
Another Spring Salamander - we found 4 or 5 of them during the weekend.
Big Headed Ground Beetle.
Two-lined Salamanders were surprisingly uncommon.
It was quite a night, with a number of nice finds.