June 30, 2012

Venomous Encounters

I was in the Carolinas most of the last two weeks, helping a fellow graduate student with his fieldwork. Our days consisted of sampling old field vegetation and collecting leaves to measure the functional traits of the most abundant plants. Among the excruciating population of mosquitos we hit the first day, we also encountered a couple of copperheads and a lovely black widow spider.

Graduate student Andrew Siefert at one of his plots.
Does this photo need a caption?
The copperhead snake in our campsite...
Note the red hourglass...
Black Widow with an egg sack in one of our field sites.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures, Luka. Traveling and exploring, that is the life, man.