First Spring in "Spring Garden"

The weather warmed up to over 50F and so I decided to visit the Spring Garden natural area. The Eastern Garter Snakes were out and about, and moving than they were when the temperature was in the mid 40s. It was a pleasant short hike.

I started going off trail a bit, though I didn't find any snakes until I returned to the trail. I found my first "snake under cover" for the year when I returned to some roofing shingles I had discovered on a previous visit.

I didn't find anything interesting spider wise--just a handful of immature wolf spiders. I found a couple of Mourning Cloak butterflies and my first honey bee of the season. Flipping logs and other items yielded slugs in genus Arion and genus Ambigolimax, as well as a few snails, probably from the genus Oxychilus. I also found a fairly large nematode.

Posted by marknenadov marknenadov, March 23, 2016 09:29

Observations

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Autumn Olive Elaeagnus umbellata

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March 22, 2016

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

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March 22, 2016

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March 22, 2016

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Nematodes Phylum Nematoda

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March 22, 2016

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

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Date

March 22, 2016

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My 1000th observation!

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

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March 22, 2016

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Helicinan Snails and Slugs Suborder Helicina

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March 22, 2016

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Calyptrate Flies Zoosubsection Calyptratae

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March 22, 2016

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

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March 22, 2016

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Arion Slugs Genus Arion

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March 22, 2016

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Cluster Flies Genus Pollenia

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March 22, 2016

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Unequal Cellophane Bee Colletes inaequalis

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March 22, 2016

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March 22, 2016

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