Spotted at the Conservancy: Black rat snake

Spotted at the Conservancy: Black rat snake

Spotted at the Conservancy: Yi-Ying Lee spotted this Eastern black rat snake and snapped a picture for the Conservancy’s photo contest. During cold weather, these snakes brumate, a sort of hibernation light, in which they’re mostly asleep, but wake for...
Spotted at the Conservancy: Spun glass slug caterpillar

Spotted at the Conservancy: Spun glass slug caterpillar

The moth that matures from this caterpillar is fairly pedestrian-looking, a silvery beige with some brown spots. But the caterpillar, which Bonnie Ott photographed last month, is spectacular, nearly transparent and covered in spiny hairs. The caterpillars feed on the...
Spotted at the Conservancy: Jumping spider

Spotted at the Conservancy: Jumping spider

Spotted at the Conservancy: This jumping spider spun a cozy home in the curl of a dried leaf over the winter. Jumping spiders’ large hind legs help them to jump six inches (10 to 20 times their body length) when they’re hunting or threatened. Their four...