Between classes I decided to go on a hike around Trent's woodlands. One spot in particular is where the proposed hockey arena is suppose to be built. The area for the arena is right next to a wetland home to a number of endangered and threatened species although by having the city pay for part of the construction, Trent rids its hands of having to do any environmental assessment. In this wetland I have found two Blue-Spotted Salamanders that have recently went through metamorphosis evidence that they are breeding in this fragile wetland. Heading further in and further from the wetland I also found a large Garter Snake in shed and had the most fowl musk of any snake I've ever held. Under some rocks I also found three Eastern Milksnake in a spot where I would normally find Red-Bellied Snakes leading me to suspect that the Red-Bellied Snakes are being predated upon by the MilkSnakes. All photos were taken on my iPod as I need to get into the habit of taking my camera whenever I go to class.
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.