This caterpillar was found on a plastic pot. The pot was brought by the people getting married at the sight. It is unclear if the caterpillar was here first or was transported here.
I believe this is a True Katydid.
This snake was sunning itself. It appeared thick in the body aside from its head and tip of tail. I think it had just eaten or eaten recently.
In floodplain scrub
Floodplain along old canal.
Mosquitos were about to carry me away, but it looks like the number of inner phyllaries is >5, and counting the number of stigmas, the number of florets >6.
In disturbed area along trail, in the transition from oak forest to floodplain
In floodplain forest
This garter had light blue glazed over eyes. I believe it was close to shedding. It was also sunning itself.
In an area with partial shade, an indicator that this area probably used to be more open oak barrens
In disturbed edge of a mesic forest along a road.
I didn't see any fertile material
A common element of the floating mat in an emergent marsh.