Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack

Whew what an adventure! It'll take me a while still to get through all my photos and put together coherent posts, so we'll see what happens.

My Desert Ecology class (along with three profs, the directer of the ecomuseum and two herpetologists) went to various campsites throughout Texas, Arizona and California.

Some highlights:
Texas coral snake
SidewinderSeveral other rattlesnake species
Gila monsterFour species of horned lizard
I had the time of my life even with all the dirt, sand, wind, sun, lack of showers, creepy outhouses, cooking/cleaning/setting up tents, and assignments. My class was a really great group of people and we found some AMAZING animals while exploring some great landscapes. I've got scratches all up and down my arms and legs to show for the snakes and lizards I captured.

Now that I'm back I've been unpacking and sewing at hyperspeed, and custom orders are always appreciated :)

3 comments:

Wren said...

I love horned lizards!! When I was 4, which was over 50 years ago, I traded my brand new record player for a horned lizard (we called them horny toads back then). Mom stopped me, and I tried to explain that a deal was a deal. She said that deal was off.

I'm surrounded by them on my bookshelves now. I have jewelry from the man who sells at the State Fair every year, and whenever anyone sees one, they get it for me, so I have an odd assortment.

I haven't seen one here in Central Texas in, probably close to 20 years. Makes me sad. I adore this picture!

Jacob Haynes said...

Glad you enjoyed Texas. In response to Wren’s comment, I too had a great love for the horned lizard when I was a kid, not to mention bull snakes and scorpions.

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