Sunday, August 7, 2016

Camouflage- timber rattlesnake

Big timber rattlesnake! Excellent camouflage. 

I was fortunate enough to get to see this big timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) yesterday at Table Rock State Park in South Carolina. It was only a few feet from the trail, and difficult to spot. As I photographed it, the few people that passed by did not notice it until I pointed it out to them. 

HUBBARD BROOK: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem

A photo I took in June of 2009  was selected to be on the cover of a brand new book about Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, in the White Mountain National Forest. I knew my photo of Hubbard Brook itself was up for consideration, but I was unaware it was chosen until the end of May when the publication press release was put out- . It means very much to me to have my photo on the cover of a book about such an important experimental forest. Hubbard Brook is where acid rain was first discovered in North America, and a huge amount of very important and innovative ecological research has been, and continues to be, conducted there. I spent a great deal of time working and playing in the White Mountains, in Bartlett Experimental Forest, Hubbard Brook, and across the White Mountains, they hold a special place in my heart.

The Muddy Waters of Swapping Swamps

A few months back, Kathleen Onorevole, a graduate student at UNC, wrote a blog piece on my graduate research. It's very well written, you can check it out here: