LOWLIFE

Stop & drop down low to get an insight into the spectacular world of Arthropods, Reptiles and Amphibians, a group of the most fabulous creatures which are too often overlooked.

Northern Water Snakes will squeeze between rocks on the shoreline hunting fish while Garter Snakes rustle though leaves or lie across rocks basking in the sunlight. Crickets and Grasshoppers chirp through the Summer afternoons, making way for the Spring Peepers & Toads which form an evening chorus.  Look closer still for many more animals living their lives amidst the leaf litter and rotting log piles.

In the air are various arthropods – Dragonflies & Damselflies, Swallowtails, Admirals & Monarch Butterflies, myriad Moths, Bumble & Honey Bees and on warm June the nights the forest explodes with hundreds of Fireflies.

In the water are Painted & Snapping Turtles, Crayfish, & Clams.  Shine a torch in to the waters edge at night and you will be amazed at what you can catch in a small net – Water Scorpions, Whirligigs, Caddisfly Larvae, Damsel & Dragonfly Nymphs as well as Water Stick Insects will all be attracted to the light.

 

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