Flipping a discarded floor mat in a roadside ditch produced 1 bullsnake, and 2 garters.
I'd like to say more about this bullsnake, but I identified him purely by his tail, which he buzzed at me enthusiastically. I have no idea where the rest of him went, I couldn't even locate a hole, but he disappeared entirely once I let go of his tail, lol.
Ran out of gas a block from a gas station, and stayed with the car while my husband went to fill the gas can. In the ditch was a large floor mat from a truck. Being the herper that I am, I couldn't resist flipping it over.
2 large female garters sat beneath it, along with a bull snake.
2 muskrats observed during the annual Herp Hunt at Fontenelle Forest.
Small group of males and females
These guys love the peanuts in the seed mix in my bird feeder. This was a female with staining on the feathers around her mouth. (Perhaps feeding chicks?)
Actually found his way into our basement.
This jumping spider found its way into our house, and I captured it and brought it outside. It has reddish-orange chelicerae. I think it's a Phiddipus species, but I'm not sure which one. It's about 1 cm without the legs.
Red phase female
This invasive species is being controlled at Fontenelle, but is currently in full bloom. A beautiful flower, but it doesn't belong.
On the railing of the walkway at Fontenelle Forest, around 2:30 PM