We took the camera with us, but honestly, I wasn't toting that thing around. Good times were had, many beers were enjoyed, and all done surround by good people we are lucky enough to call our friends!
I of course though HAD to go trod through the woods just to take a little peek at what's around. iPhone 6 has some pretty decent photo taking and editing capabilities...
|After a 6 hour drive, at 11:30PM, we pulled up in the rain. Moments after stepping out of our car, I caught an American toad. A good start to a good weekend!|
|A lovely, back-lit orb weaver.|
|A millipede. I was searching under things in hopes of finding some amphibians...|
|Another very cool millipede, it had very yellow legs and marking on its segments.|
|Under a log I found this guy, pretty sure he is a lead back phase red-backed salamander.|
|These salamanders are lungless, respiration happens through their skin. That's why it is important these guy live in damp environments, like under a log, in a very damp forest edge near a lake.|
|I learned something new, this common beetle that you find EVERYWHERE is called the oriental beetle. It is an invasive brought over from Asia, often considered a pest by avid gardeners.|
|An awesome shelf fungus!|
|An awesome slug on an awesome shelf fungus.|
|With my ID guides and web help, I think, think, think-- and am 99% sure this is a Clymene Moth. They are active in both sun and dark.|