SC Reptile and Amphibians


January 2007

Gene's Notes:

January began warm and ended cold and windy. I heard a few Upland Chorus Frogs singing on New Year's Day in the bottoms on the farm. Win reported that a few Spring Peepers joined in a day or two later.

The second weekend of the month, Win and Hope attended a SC DNR meeting and training session held at Table Rock State Park. During a break, Win was able to find two of SC's mountain salamanders: the Mountain Dusky Salamander and the Gray-cheeked Salamander.

After trying for two years to tempt birds to feeders at our new home, we have finally had success. First, Chipping Sparrows came, then Cardinals, Goldfinches, and Dark-eyed Juncos.

The temperatures dropped at the end of the month prompting many birds to visit the trees and shrubs around my work office building in Greenville. I was able to get pictures of American Robins, an Eastern Towhee, a Red-bellied Woodpecker, a White-breasted Nuthatch, and White-throated Sparrows.

Gene Ott


February 07, 2007
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