Herp note 3: Two-lines

Last weekend I had a chance to go out to Halawakee Creek’s 1st order stream again with the good people from the Warner Lab. We did about an hour of searching on an overcast day and found 22 P. websteri a slimy salamander, a ring-neck snake, and two Two-line salamanders. We also found what appeared to be a bullfrog.


_mg_4221_mg_4211Halawakee Creek




Herp note 2: the frogs are calling, and we must go

P. websteri

It’s the second week of February and what can be more romantic that the sweet sounds of frogs calling for a mate at night? The rain we got here (Auburn, AL, USA) the last couple days only seems to encourage all the *peeps* and *wonk wonks* among other sounds. Continue reading

Tortoise remembers

Photo by: H. Zell

A team of researchers showed that the red-footed tortoise were able to remember how to associate colour with food after 18 months they were first taught to do so.

The results from this paper suggest that reptiles may be capable more long-term memory than what we previously believed.