Sunday, May 27, 2012

Midnight tick-dragging at Oak Ridge

No questing seen in the tick gardens, but two I. scapularis nymphs dragged in the vegetation, and we spotted a worm snake on the way out.

Cody vs. Fence Lizard

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Teresa's Lizardry

TM with Brian Stevenson at the Lizardry - training the next generation of disease detectives!

Why we love Fort McCoy....

Gotta love never know what you will find there!  Trap Phase 21 was exciting; we caught our first Western Fox Snake poking around one of the pitfall buckets.  This guy was 44" long, male, and weighed 269g; by far, the largest snake we have caught yet.

This baby deer had been stashed in a safe place by its mom....right in the middle of our Array!  Cute little thing, yes?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TTRS, Florida, May 2012

Live-trapped 50 mammals during this session - including raccoons, possums, cotton mice, golden mice, shrews, woodrats and flying squirrels.  And ... the tick gardens are up and running!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fort McCoy May 2012

Just wrapping up our first trap phase of the season.  Not too much activity, but we saw a few cool items.  This robin was quite creative with the nesting location and this gray tree frog was hanging out in one of the pitfalls.  I think he enjoyed the photo opportunity.