I arrived at Snake Road on October 3rd at 1:00 in the afternoon.
The trip went something like this:
Day one was warm (low 80s) and humid. Here is a cool-looking bracket fungus.
The road had many brush footed butterflies like Red Admirals, Commas and Question Marks; this one is the last type - you can see the white "punctuation mark" on its wing.
Leopard Frogs were everywhere, you could easily see 100 in a few hours.
Other amphibians were out and about too, like this Fowler's Toad.
And of course there were plenty of Cricket Frogs.
There was no shortage of big millipedes either.
And speaking of big, Bess Beetles are almost large enough to sit down and have a cup of coffee with.
The first snake of the trip that I saw was found by Erik McCormick. It was this Western Cottonmouth.
Eventually I found my own Western Cottonmouth. As with previous trips, they were the most commonly seen snake. I saw a dozen on day one.
Longtail Salamanders were easy to find in the right habitat.
Cave Salamanders could be found as well.
A young Timber Rattlesnake.
Another photo of the same snake.
Did I mention the Leopard Frogs?
Rough Green Snake.
Before I knew it, it was starting to get dark. Can you spot the swamp-dwelling bird in this photo?