Northern Pacific Treefrog (Rana-de coro del Pacífico)
Egg mass in puddle
Northern Pacific Pond Turtle
Nest of northern Pacific pond turtle (AKA northwestern pond turtle) predated by something. Possibly by a raven.
Turtles and Tortoises
Eastern Fence Lizard
Eastern Newt swimming in beaver pond on northwest tip of pond. Can see the yellow underbelly with spots. There were at least hundreds of newts swimming there. We found a couple mating.
Found on west side of beaver pond around the middle of the length; ~70 eggs estimated
Egg mass search in a pond of a small valley a little off the trail around Colchester Pond
Common Garter Snake
Did not measure it, but it was pretty large for a garter snake, fairly green, near Winooski River on damp ground
Northern Leopard Frog
Near the Winooski River on damp ground
African Clawed Frog
Western Spiny-tailed Iguana
Rastros de iguana negra devorados por zopilote (Cathartes aura). Fueron encontrados junto a la pared erosionada de una ladera y sobre la brecha que conecta a la localidad de Yonora con la malísima carretera Mezquital-Huazamota. El suelo del sitio de observación era de color rojizo y pedregoso.
Se agregan fotos tanto del sitio como del paisaje que lo rodeaba.
Hábitat: Matorral subtropical con presencia de huizache cascarón (Acacia sp.), maguey cenizo (Agave sp.), soyate (Nolina sp.), jarilla (Dodonaea viscosa), flor de peña (Selaginella sp.), palo blanco (Ipomoea sp.), pastos secos y papelillo.
Northern Red-legged Frog
Tracks with belly impression
Tracks with tail drag
I have no clue. This is a guess.
Desert Iguana remains in coyote scat with date (dessert)
Agassiz’s Desert Tortoise
May be released pet. I understand that several such populations are becoming established in the area.
A suspected haul-out area found between playground and dam, flat area near pines. Submergent plants left on ground, scrapes and Partial claw prints, but no definitive track. I've seen signs of suspected alligator haul-out in this area during previous summer.
Common Snapping Turtle
Footprints found in a very muddy area of the creekbed. Water just recently dried up and these tracks are about as old as when the puddle dried up. I'm glad and disappointed I found these tracks. Glad because I found out they are in the park and disappointed because I didn't find any.
Frogs and Toads
A toad walks from right to left. A turtle trail crosses the toad.