Category Archive for 'Snakes'

favourite moments # 4 – crossing paths

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

This is a post in a series about favourite moments of nature observation that have occurred over the past couple or so years. It’ll help to pass the time spent indoors this winter as I wait to be back out observing insects, spiders, frogs and others. We’re just about to take off for a day […]

more treasure from kejimkujik

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Sometimes it turns out that the most simple thing can really make your day. That happened to me on Sunday while hiking at Kejimkujik National Park. After hiking the Gold Mines Trail, we stopped at Grafton Lake to do a bit of hiking around. While checking out the old dam and watching Ebony Jewelwing damselflies […]

some nice herp reporting

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

I’m having a busy morning here and haven’t yet put anything together to post for today. I may have something later this afternoon or tonight. However, I would like to direct all of the herpers (and all naturalists for that matter) to a couple of very interesting posts on A Blog Around The Clock. They […]

first snake of the season

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

On Sunday, while taking a siesta alongside Black Creek, our collie, Sabrina, spotted the first snake of the season — an Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis). Sabrina, ever the long-suffering photographer’s companion, often spots things for me when we’re out hiking. If she finds a frog, a snake, or any other object which she […]

tree hugger snakes

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

A couple of days ago, I wrote of an encounter with an aggregation of tree-climbing water snakes. The topic of tree climbing snakes came up in the comments that followed, and that reminded me of these Smooth Green Snakes (Opheodrys vernalis) which a friend and I observed and photographed on April 30, 2004. They too […]

adventures with watersnakes # 2

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

This is the second of two posts on Northern Water Snakes. The first was posted yesterday. ~ – ~ We do a great deal of canoeing throughout eastern Ontario, and water snakes are a common sight in the many lakes, rivers and creeks of this region. They are often seen swimming in shallow water along […]

adventures with watersnakes # 1

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

A few days ago, when writing about my phenology calendar, I made mention of an aggregation of Northern Water Snakes on the Tay River near Perth. This is a story about that field trip – “part one” of a couple of posts which I’ll be writing about water snakes. ~ – ~ I first met […]