2012 HerpBlitz

Mattaponi Wildlife Management Area

With perfect weather and eager participants, the Mattaponi WMA survey was a great success! We would like to thank Susan Watson and Jason Gibson for organizing the survey. We would also like to thank all VHS members who were able to attended.

A nesting eastern painted turtle (Chrysemys picta picta)

A nest of 22 northern black racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor) eggs.

Dominic with an eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina). Caroline holding a little brown skink.
subadult bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)

little brown skink (Scincella lateralis)

Steve shows that a bullfrog in hand is worth two in the swamp. Matthew with a young yellow bullhead catfish (Ameiurus natalis).
female eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) Susan with an eastern ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis).
Fowler's toad (Anaxyrus fowleri) spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)


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