Three weeks ago, I was once again up in northern Ohio to assist with some salamander research. Our journey that day brought us across a rough and windy Lake Erie to South Bass Island. To get to the site, we had to walk about halfway across South Bass Island, one of the many islands found in Lake Erie. South Bass Island is better known for the town of Put-In-Bay which covers most of the island. Once we arrived at the forested site - a piece of secondary forest with caves scattered about - we began looking for the lead phase of the Red-Backed Salamander. This post isn't about the salamanders, but instead it's about another "herp" we found. A very feisty herp.
I've been really busy lately with college, and sadly I haven't been able to get as many posts written as I would have liked. I have about 5 more in the works, so be on the look out for those! I'll have a lot more time to write once the semester is up, so hopefully I can catch up. Thanks for reading!