Rummaging in Langley

While walking around the research site, I walked past what I thought was a piece of fabric on the ground.

I jumped when it moved.

Turns out it was a snake. What a beauty.

Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Langley, BC, Canada

June 2014

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Chiapas, Mexico: Los Aves y Monos

While I saw a lot of different types of birds in Chiapas, most were seen briefly or too difficult to photograph with my camera. I have a couple blurry photos of a Toucan that dropped by for a second. This was one of the highlights of the trip and I believe the first thing I said afterwards was “well, I can go home happy now”.

Also it seems my camera didn’t like howler monkeys too much, because most of those photos are blurry as well. Here they are anyways.

Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)


Yucatan black howler (Alouatta pigra)


Chiapas, Mexico: Los Lagartos

I saw mainly three types of lizards in Chiapas: geckos, iguanas, and basilisks. The geckos were mainly at night, and were quite small. I saw iguanas near the hotel, as well as at the Palenque ruins. I saw the basilisks at an ecopark, as well as some other lizards that may have been related.







Other lizards

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