After eating lunch at a local park I headed to Trent Campus where I checked my usual snake spots. There, I soon found two Eastern Milk Snakes under the same rock. I checked the rest of the rocks with little yield, until that is, I flipped another Eastern Milk Snake. None of the snakes would sit still which made photographing them to be a challenge although all were safely returned to their rocks. Afterwards I headed around the Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary and followed some trails I had not yet traveled this year. Using my Ansco VP JR camera I got some shots although being on film I won’t be able to see them until I get the film developed. Heading down the trail I came across a stump where the bark had fallen off and lay at the base of the stump in strips. I flipped these pieces of bark in the hopes of finding a Northern Red-Bellied Snake but instead, to my surprise, found a little Blue-Spotted Salamander. This was unusual as we were nowhere near a wetland and the poor thing was rather dry. I got some photos of him, poured some of my water on him and sent him on his way.
I'm Mac Marzolini and I created this blog for a variety of reasons, the first of course is to open a window into what is happening in my life (cause my grandmother reads this), but also to help myself catalogue some of my favorite photos from my many adventures.