photography and more from the wild world of Derek Yorks

life and death on the forest floor

First snake of the year for me! Its always a garter snake.

Clearly relishing the midday warmth of this silt encrusted floodplain forest floor.

Eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis). Montague MA April 9, 2011

I found this coyote far from the road so I don’t have any great guesses as to why it had died.

Can you spot all 4 American Carrion Beetles (Necrophila americana) ?

Coyote (Canis latrans). Leverett MA April 15, 2011

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