Juvenile Five-lined Skink On Log

I spotted this juvenile Five-lined Skink on this log while I was doing a photo walk near my place in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. The bright blue tail makes it easy to spot. After I took this photo the skink went into a crack in the log and disappeared from view. I posted a photo back on… Read More »

Young Water Moccasin

This young Water Moccasin was crossing one of the service roads at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. These roads are off-limits to visitors to drive on but you can walk them in the areas that are open to the public. I drive the auto tour road when I first arrive at this refuge. After I drive… Read More »

Rough Green Snake With Dark Spot

I photographed this Rough Green Snake while it was crossing a Ouachita National Forest Road here in Arkansas. I noticed that this snake had a dark spot on the side of its head. I have never seen this before, so I did some research. I read that when they die their typical bright green color fades to a… Read More »

Northern Diamond-backed Watersnake On Log

I photographed this Northern Diamond-backed Watersnake on a log at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The log is floating in the river and if you look close you can see a dragonfly on the log underneath the Watersnake. You can find these Northern Diamond-backed Watersnakes basking on logs and even branches hanging over the water at… Read More »

Cobweb Disease On Mushroom?

I came across what I think is Cobweb Disease on this mushroom while hiking near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. At first, I thought it was some type of spider that caused this but after some research I am now thinking Cobweb Disease. Here is what I read about this mold: A mold that can infect… Read More »