Here we see a juvenile five-lined skink in a bag! Nikki doesn not want him to escape, check out his beautiful blue tail.
This species occurs almost exclusively at the woodland site.
Here we have a Woodhouse's Toad, the grassland site can get quite marshy after rain and we see quite a few amphibians here.
Here we have a Strecker's Chorus Frog, this is a relatively range restricted species native to the southern plains
This beauty is a Speckled King Snake, a gorgeous black and yellow/green speckled constrictor snake, they eat rodents as well as other snakes and lizards.
Here Nikki teaches her minions a little bit about the biology of the Speckled King Snake.
Here we have a Small-mouthed Salamander, the only regularly occuring Salamander in the Stillwater area, I love Salamanders as much as birds, they are awesome!
Here I contemplate a world without Salamanders.
Nikki pit tags all of her Skinks, this way she can tell who she has captured already, as she is doing a mark/recapture study. This allows her to discover all sorts of things about skink natural history.
Here a beautiful southern prairie skink awaits his turn for a pit tag. This species occurs only in prairie habitat like the grassland site, it has a very restricted range and very little is known about it.