#wisconsinwildlife

Blue Racer
((8/5/2017)
Southern WI-76°
I spotted this blue Racer in a brush pile most likely trying to find a place to shed its skin.
#herping #wisconsin #reptile #hiking #prairie #sand #sandprairie #brushpile #snake #inshed #blue #racer #blueracer #herpingwisconsin #wisconsinwildlife #outdoorwisconsin

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Ornate box turtle mating behavior (8/5/2017)
Southern Wisconsin-74°
I saw these ornate box turtles under a tree as the temperature was warming up. The make is the one that is flipped over and the female (the one with the transmitter) is upright. These are an endangered species in Wisconsin, so it was great to see them getting ready to produce the next generation.
#herping #reptile #turtle #land #hiking #prairie #sand #box #turtle #boxturtle #ornateboxturtle #endangeredspecies #mating #herpingwisconsin #turtlesofwisconsin #wisconsinwildlife #outdoorwisconsin

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Common mudpuppy (7/14/2017)
Southern Wi-80°
Found this large adult mudpuppy along with another adult and a few YOY. This is one of my favorite salamanders in Wi. I usually don't look until late fall, but I figured since the water was so low it'd be a good time to make a quick search, and I was not disappointed!
#herping #amphibian #salamander #fullyaquatic #flipping #rocks #flippingrocks #net #netting #puppy #mudpuppy #mudpuppies #wisconsinwildlife #outdoorwisconsin

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This big critter was just hanging out in the backyard! I haven't seen anything like this so close up! #whatahoot #hootowl #greathornedowl #wisconsinwildlife #backyard #owl #owlinatree

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Smooth green snake (buff phase)
(8/11/2017)
68°-Northeast Wi
I flipped this buff phased green snake beside a normal colored green snake, a five lined skink, and a red-belly snake. Roadside signs are often a great place to find stuff and it worked out great this time! This is my first buff or tan phase Green Snake in Wisconsin, I'd only seen them in Michigan's UP before.
#herping #flipping #sign #roadsidesign #reptile #snake #green #greensnake #smoothgreensnake
#buffphase #buffphasesmoothgreensnake #tanphase #tanphasegreensnake #wisconsin #herpingwisconsin #outdoorwisconsin #wisconsinwildlife

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A Northern Spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) hiding in a daylilly blossom. This was such a cute surprise! I was out looking at the flowers and spotted what I thought was a cool insect. .
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#cuteness #northernspringpeeper #Pseudacriscrucifer #daylilly #frog #flowersandfrogs #perfecthidingspot #blooms #herpatology #amphibian #cutefrog #discover #littlethings #beautifulnature #wisconsinwildlife #wisconsinbeauty #hatleywi #froglove

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Sandhill cranes out for a morning stroll #notinahurry #wisconsinwildlife

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Another photo of #beloved "Chloe"
She was still a bit #sleepy at the #WINC #MeetAndGreet so most of the pics I got look like this, haha. #Owls are #nocturnal after all. 😉 She's so #cute !!
#easternscreechowl #educationanimal #embassador #wisconsinwildlife #rehabilitation #raptorsofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #animalsofinstagram #wildlifeinneedcenter
#giveahootaboutwildlife

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This is "Chloe" an #easternscreechowl at #wildlifeinneedcenter
She's also an #educationanimal #embassador who cannot be released into the wild due to an automobile collision causing detached retinas in both eyes and a partial wing amputation. She's kind of a cuddler, for an owl anyway, haha. ❤ #precious #raptorsofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #wisconsinwildlife #WINC #Rehabilitation

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The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.-Habakkuk 3:19 🦌 #bibleverse #verse #bible #jesus #faith #christian #god #lord #savior #spirituality #spiritual #holyspirit

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I've always loved dandelions. Do you know who else does? The American Goldfinch! Many prefer a well-manicured lawn, but if a space is allowed to exist in is natural state, it will flourish with life. 💛
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#planetearth #northamericanwildlife #wisconsin #wisconsinwildlife #americangoldfinch #birdwatch #dandelion #love #loveissimple

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