eastern tiger swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pterourus glaucus Field Guide to Northern Virginia, USA ecology. By Islend Creek Elementary School http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/eastern_tiger_swallowtail.htm Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilio_glaucus Videos by the Dragonflies LOCATION:  Arlington, VA  USA DATE:  July 19, 2013 WHO: Forest Campers, Rebecca WEATHER:  partly cloudy, hot and humid, mid 90′s [youtube=http://youtu.be/8GmWEI1rIyo]

Northern Water Snake

Take a look at this brilliantly banded Northern Water Snake that Evan found today. The children know well to check the rocks by creek edge for snakes, and especially copperheads. We use our hiking sticks to poke around when climbing, and a little noise with tossed rocks. This youngster has the typical broad body, and…