118/150: A snake that plays possum


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Animalia: Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae: Dipsadinae: Heterodon: Heterodon platirhinos (Latreille, 1801)

The eastern hognose snake is named for its distinctive upturned snout, which it uses to dig through sandy soil. Individuals average about 28 inches in length, with the females typically being larger than males. They are found in several pockets of eastern North America, and can come in a variety of colour combinations depending on their locale. Continue reading “118/150: A snake that plays possum”

BIObus Sampling At Long Point


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Long Point Provincial Park was the next destination for the BIObus’ aquatic sampling tour across Ontario Provincial Parks. Long Point is a sand spit on north shore of Lake Erie, this is a unique region of southern Ontario, being comprised of primarily sandy soils and deciduous trees. The point juts out into Lake Erie, creating a dynamic environment with lots of biodiversity. Continue reading “BIObus Sampling At Long Point”