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Illinois Herping

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Posted by: tspuckler at Sun Jun 5 21:19:41 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tspuckler ]  
   

On Memorial Day weekend I made a quick trip to the Sandhill Prairies of Illinois. My hope was to find my first Bullsnake, but luck was not with me.
The rainy conditions seemed to drive snakes to places other than artifical cover. The following is what I found.

The first snake was this young Blue Racer - it was still sporting some spots as well as very cool blue coloration.



Abandoned hog farm where the snake was found.


Fowlers Toad


Sandhills habitat


Eastern Milk Snake


Purple Flowers


This pile of boards behind a Shell gas station on a busy road had a couple of hidden treasures.


Plains Garter Snake - lifer.



Midland Brown Snake



Wood Duckling


Tin Fields


Racerunner


Blue Racer



Crazy Cricket


Not a bad weekend, though I wish the weather was better.

Tim






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