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Some Local Field Herping in Maryland (Photo Heavy)

Discussion in 'Field Herping' started by HerpFanatic, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. HerpFanatic

    HerpFanatic Elite Member

    We went to Patapsco Valley State Park on this past Sunday and we found mainly frogs and a few inverts.

    Here is my boys Dillon and Tyler.
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    Spotted Salamander.
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    I sat it in my fiancee's hand.
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    I lifted up a log and found this toad
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    Small water fall in the middle of the woods.
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    Here is another Frog.
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    Same frog chirping.
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    Another Frog.
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    and now he chirps.
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    It is mating season apparently. Just stick your hand in the water and they latch on. lmao
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    I had to pry the little bugger off. Amplexus anyone?
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    A pretty little flower. There was like five of them all by them self in the middle of the woods.
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    Another flower.
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    Last but not least from Sunday a spider.
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    These photos below are from last year or so but are still awesome and thought I would share. These photos are in the same State Park.

    A moth.
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    Same moth it was posing for the pictures.
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    A fuzzy caterpillar.
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    A three inch spider.
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    A snail and if you look close you can see a few babies.
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    A pink mushroom
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    And another frog
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    A leaf with water droplets.
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    And the boys from on this trip. They really enjoy field herping.
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    I hope you enjoyed the photos. :)
     
  2. Wyldrose

    Wyldrose Elite Member

    Nice pics! Cute boys looks like they had a wonderful time. Well maybe minus the "I thought your hand was a girl" part lol!
     
  3. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    I like the pics very much! Your boys are adorable!

    Have you tried identifying any of the species you found?

    Also, all of the amphibians you found (not including the salamander) are toads except for the photo of the frog listed below the pink mushroom. The toad pics look like Bufo species and the frog looks like a Ranid.
     
  4. HerpFanatic

    HerpFanatic Elite Member

    Thankyou, Well Tyler thought it was funny. lol

    Yeah I have actually. I started looking for images that matched them. I also was looking at the local DNR website to see the native species. I am going to start keeping logs. The data I plan to keep is a photo, species, area found, date/time, ambient temperature and temps where I found them, and measurements(if I can get them.). I actually knew they were all toads but the one, just been a habit to call them frogs.
     
  5. HerpFanatic

    HerpFanatic Elite Member

    I almost forgot to add the short video. [video=youtube;7-9GSKJSBhM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9GSKJSBhM[/video]
     
  6. BarelyBreathing

    BarelyBreathing Elite Member

    Your poor kid was violated by a froggie! Hahahaha. I love the pictures. It looks like you guys had fun.
     
  7. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Great photos, looks like you all had a great time. My daughter just loved that sort of stuff when she was young.
     
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Mom! Whats this frog doing to my hand?
     
  9. HerpFanatic

    HerpFanatic Elite Member

    lol, They never want to leave when we get there.

    Hopefully they still love it when they get older. I try to teach them to respect nature.

    It was the easiest he ever caught a toad. ;)
     
  10. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Hahahaha :-D that's awesome, your boys are very handsome and look like they had a wonderful time!
     

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