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    Gallery Title: Gallery Description: Sub-Categories.: Total

    Animal Tracks
    Animal Tracks-Mammals, Birds etc. 0 11

    Bird Nests
    Bird Nests, eggs and young in the nest 0 18

    Song birds, water fowls, herons, cranes, etc.

    There are plenty of photos! They are in sub-categories by Species to make then easier to view ^__^ (Why they aren't counted in "Total photos" is beyond me)
    52 45

    Birds :Falconry
    Falconry birds.
    NOTE: This may be graphic
    2 1

    Birds of Prey--Raptors
    Owls, hawks, eagles, kestrals etc.
    There are plenty of photos! They are in sub-categories by Species to make then easier to view ^__^ (Why they aren't counted in "Total photos" is beyond me)
    19 34

    Birds: At the feeders
    Just some shots of visiting birds. (not always good shots) 0 3

    Birds: Not Native to PA
    Photos taken on vacations or of pets. You might see escaped birds such as Guinea Hens, Peacocks, Parrots etc. 0 9

    Hummingbirds 0 26

    Camouflage & Mimicry
    Things that look like other things. 0 12

    Critters YOU find 2010
    Photos sent us for ID. These were all found in wild in PA. Normally I wouldn't do this but I think you'll find it interesting and useful. 0 11

    Critters YOU find 2011
    Photos send to us for identification. All rights to photos belong to the photographers. 0 37

    Crocodilians-Not native to PA
    NO Crocodilians are native to PA but are often released by irresponsible pets owners. 0 9

    Fish Species of PA 0 19

    Since we never bring anything home-here's some of our fishing photos. 0 7

    Flowers & Plants
    Flowers, Plants, Trees 0 723

    Frog: Bronze Frog
    Bronze Frog (Lithobates clamitans) (Formerly -Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans melanotus) formerly Northern Green Frog(Rana clamitans melanota 0 33

    Frog: Bullfrog
    (Lithobates catesbeianus) formerly(Rana catesbeiana) 1 14

    Frog: Grey Treefrog Complex
    Eastern Grey Treefrog(Hyla versicolor) & Cope's Gray Treefrog(Hyla chrysoscelis) 0 13

    Frog: Midland Chorus Frog
    (Pseudacris triseriata)
    Formerly Western Chorus Frog

    *Protected Species
    0 1

    Frog: Mountain Chorus Frog
    (Pseudacris brachyphona)

    *Protected Species
    0 2

    Frog: New Jersey Chorus Frog
    (Pseudacris kalmi)Formerly
    (Pseudacris ferairum kalmi)

    0 1

    Frog: Northern Cricket Frog
    (Acris crepitans) formerly Eastern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans crepitans)

    *Endangered Species-2010
    0 3

    Frog: Northern Leopard Frog
    (Lithobates pipiens) formerly(Rana pipiens) 0 3

    Frog: Pickerel Frog
    (Lithobates palustris)formerly
    (Rana palustris)
    0 9

    Frog: Southern Leopard Frog
    (Lithobates sphenocephalus utricularius.)-
    formerly listed by the PA Fish and Boat commission under
    as Coastal Plains Leopard Frog (Rana utricularia and Rana sphenocephala) Changed 2010

    0 8

    Frog: Spring Peeper
    (Pseudacris crucifer)
    Formerly Northern Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer crucifer)
    0 21

    Frog: Upland Chorus Frog
    (Pseudacris feriarum) formerly(Pseudacris feriarum feriarum)

    *Protected Species
    0 3

    Frog: Wood Frog
    (Lithobates sylvaticus) formerly(Rana sylvatica) 2 16

    Frogs & Toads-Not Native to PA
    Frogs and Toads not native to PA-Photos taken on vacations, or of pets, etc. 0 17

    Insects: Beetles
    Beetles 29 128

    Insects: Butterflies
    Butterflies 8 83

    Insects: Caterpillar Look Alikes
    Sawfly larvae, Syrphid Fly larvae, etc. 0 17

    Insects: Caterpillars
    Moth and Butterfly Larvae plus..

    *Also includes eggs, pupa, cocoons, chrysalis, etc.
    1 241

    Insects: Caterpillars To Adults
    Caterpillar and adult (moths and butterflies) 0 16

    Insects: Ants
    Ants 0 17

    Insects: Bees, Wasps, Hornets
    Bees, Wasps, Hornets, YellowJackets.

    Some species are divided into subcategory by species. So there are lots of photos.
    19 20

    Insects: Flies
    Craneflies, Dragon flies, etc. 26 67

    Insects: Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets
    Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets 3 28

    Insects: Hoppers & Cicadas
    Leaf, Tree & Plant Hoppers & Cicadas----Suborder Auchenorrhyncha - Free-living Hemipterans

    Divided into 6 sub-categories.
    6 23

    Insects: Misc. Insects
    Aphids, Walking Sticks, True Bugs, Assassin Bugs, Wheel Bugs, Water Bugs, Cockroaches, etc. 16 12

    Insects: Preying Mantis
    Just lots of photos of Mantids 0 82

    Insects: Found Outside of PA
    Insects I find on vacations, etc., that are NOT native to PA but really cool! 0 8

    Insects: Insect Eggs
    Insect Eggs, Galls, etc. 0 9

    Insects: Insect Killing Fungii
    Such as Entomophthora fungus 0 1

    Insects: Moth Art
    Art Created With Live Moths-
    No moths were killed making this art work
    0 4

    Insects: Moths 2000, 2001, 2002
    Moths 2000, 2001, 2002 0 43

    Insects: Moths 2003
    Moths 2003 0 18

    Insects: Moths 2004
    Moths 2004 0 6

    Insects: Moths 2005
    Moths 2005 0 33

    Insects: Moths 2006
    Moths 2006 1 288

    Insects: Moths 2007
    Moths 2007 1 186

    Insects: Moths 2008
    Moths 2008 1 330

    Insects: Moths 2009
    Moths 2009 1 806

    Insects: Moths 2010
    Moths 2010 1 344

    Insects: Moths 2011
    Moths 2011 1 93

    Insects: Moths 2012
    Moths 2012 1 402

    Insects: Moths :Sphinx Moths
    aka Hawk Moths, Hummingbird Moths, Clearwings, etc. 0 93

    Insects: Parasites
    Such as wasp larvae and cocoons on caterpillars etc. 0 4

    Lizards: Broadhead Skink
    revised common and scientific name for the Broad-headed Skink, Eumeces laticeps, is Broadhead Skink, Plestiodon laticeps 2010

    *Protected Species
    0 1

    Lizards: Eastern Fence Lizard
    (Sceloporous undulatus)formerly
    Northern Fence Lizard (Sceloporous undulatus hyacinthinus)

    *Protected Species
    0 1

    Lizards: Five-lined Skink
    (Plestiodon fasciatus) formerly(Eumeces fasciatus) 0 11

    Lizards: Italian Wall Lizard
    (Podorcis sicula) Introduced Species 0 1

    Lizards: Northern Coal Skink
    (Plestiodon anthracinus anthracinus) formerly(Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus)

    *Protected Species
    0 2

    Lizards: Not native to PA
    Lizards not native to PA. Photos taken on vacation, zoos, abandoned pets, etc. 0 2

    Looking for Wildlife
    Looking for Wildlife to take photos 0 32

    Mammals-Not native to PA
    Photos taken on vacations, zoos,etc. Occasionally you might see escaped or exhibit animals or pets. 0 7

    Mammals: Bats
    Bats 0 6

    Mammals: Bears
    Bears 0 33

    Mammals: Beaver Family
    Beaver 0 1

    Mammals: Canines
    Wolves, Coyote, Foxes 4 2

    Mammals: Deer Family
    Elk, White-Tail Deer 0 10

    Mammals: Felines
    Mt. Lion, BobCat, Lynx 0 6

    Mammals: Groundhog
    Marmota monax 0 3

    Mammals: Jumping Mice
    Jumping Mice 0 0

    Mammals: Mole Family
    Mole Family 0 0

    Mammals: New World Mice and Rats
    Deer Mice, Voles, Muskrats, etc. 0 14

    Mammals: Old World Mice and Rats
    Norway and Black Rat, and House Mouse 0 0

    Mammals: Porcupine
    Porcupines 0 6

    Mammals: Rabbits and Hares
    Rabbits and hares-Lagomorpha 0 20

    Mammals: Raccoon
    Raccoons 0 4

    Mammals: Shrew Family
    Shrew family-Soricidae 0 3

    Mammals: Squirrel Family
    Squirrels, Chipmunks 5 27

    Mammals: Weasel Family
    Fishers, Weasels, Mink, Badger, Skunk, Otter 0 14

    Pouched Animals-Opossum 0 12

    Millipedes & Centipedes
    Millipedes & Centipedes 0 26

    Mixed Species photos
    Photo containing more than one species in the same location such as different turtle and snake species etc. 0 8

    Mushrooms & Fungi
    Toadstools and fungi, etc.

    *Note-If anyone who comes here can ID any of these-I'll be grateful for the help.
    Some IDed by Roger's Mushrooms. Thanks!

    *A huge Thanks to "Coondog" already!! Awesome
    0 150

    Range Maps: Frogs
    Species by species range maps.
    0 13

    Range Maps: Lizards
    Species by species range maps.
    0 5

    Range Maps: Salamanders
    Species by species range maps.
    0 23

    Range Maps: Snakes
    Species by species Range Maps..where they are supposed to be. Compiled from various sources. 0 23

    Range Maps: Toads
    Species by species range maps.
    0 3

    Range Maps: Turtles
    Species by species range maps.
    0 15

    Salamander: Allegheny Dusky Salamander
    (Desmognathus ochrophaeus)
    Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander
    0 6

    Salamander: Blue Spotted
    Ambystoma laterale 0 1

    Salamander: Common Mudpuppy
    (Necturus maculosus maculosus) 0 1

    Salamander: Eastern Hellbender
    (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis)

    *Protected Species
    0 2

    Salamander: Eastern Mud Salamander
    (Pseudotriton montanus montanus)

    0 2

    Salamander: Eastern Tiger Salamander
    (Ambystoma tigrinum) 0 1

    Salamander: Four-toed Salamander
    (Hemidactylium scutatum)

    *Protected Species
    0 1

    Salamander: Green Salamander
    (Aneides aeneus)

    *Threatened Species
    0 1

    Salamander: Jefferson Salamander
    (Ambystoma jeffersonianum)

    *Protected Species
    0 1

    Salamander: Longtail Salamander
    (Eurycea longicauda longicauda) 0 15

    Salamander: Marbled Salamander
    (Ambystoma opacum)

    *Protected Species
    0 2

    Salamander: Mud Puppy
    (Necturus maculosus)

    *Protected Species
    0 1

    Salamander: Northern Dusky Salamander
    (Desmognathus fuscus) 0 20

    Salamander: Northern Ravine Salamander
    (Plethodon electromorphus)

    *Protected Species
    0 1

    Salamander: Northern Red Salamander
    (Pseudotriton ruber ruber) 0 16

    Salamander: Northern Red-backed Salamander
    (Plethodon cinereus) 0 30

    Salamander: Northern Slimy Salamander
    (Plethodon glutinosus) 0 17

    Salamander: Northern Spring Salamander
    (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus) 0 24

    Salamander: Northern Two-lined Salamander
    (Eurycea bislineata) 0 6

    Salamander: Red-Spotted Newt/Red Eft
    (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens) 0 13

    Salamander: Seal Salamander
    (Desmognathus monticola) 0 1

    Salamander: Spotted Salamander
    (Ambystoma maculatum) 0 12

    Salamander: Valley and Ridge Salamander
    (Plethodon hoffmani) 0 1

    Salamander: Wehrle's Salamander
    (Plethodon wehrlei) 0 1

    Snails and Slugs
    Snails and Slugs 0 17

    Snake: Copperhead
    (Agkistrodon contortix mokasen)
    (formerly Northern Copperhead)
    CNAH still lists Northern Copperhead/PA does not want to


    *Protected Species
    0 32

    Snake: Easily Confused Snakes
    Others often confused 0 3

    Snake: Easily Confused Snakes-Venomous VS Non-Veno
    Easily Confused Snakes Camparisons
    Venomous VS Non-Venomous
    0 10

    Snake: Eastern Earthsnake (aka Smooth)
    Virginia valeriae)
    formerly Eastern Smooth Earthsnake (Virginia valeriae valariae)


    *Protected Species
    0 2

    Snake: Eastern Gartersnake
    Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis

    10 54

    Snake: Eastern Hognose Snake
    (Heterodon platirhinos) formerly(Heterodon platyrhinos)


    *Protected Species
    7 33

    Snake: Eastern King Snake
    (Lampropeltis getula getula)
    No longer listed as PA Species
    My listing here is based on Historic data. I'm leaving it here because one was found in Lehigh County several years ago.

    0 7

    Snake: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
    (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus)


    0 4

    Snake: Eastern Milksnake
    (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum)

    0 24

    Snake: Eastern Ratsnake (formerly Black Ratsnake)
    Elaphe alleghaniensis (name used by the PA Fish Commission as of 2007) or
    Pantherophis alleghaniensis
    or Scotophis alleghaniensis (CNAH)(formerly Elaphe obsolete obsolete)

    2 28

    Snake: Eastern Ribbon Snake
    (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus)


    *Protected Species
    0 13

    Snake: Eastern Worm Snake
    (Carphophis amoenus) formerly(Carphophis amoenus amoenus)


    *Protected Species
    0 7

    Snake: Kirtland's Water Snake
    (Clonophis kirtlandii)


    0 2

    Snake: Midland Ratsnake
    (Scotophis spiloides)
    Newly listed species

    0 12

    Snake: Mountain Earthsnake
    (Virginia pulchra)formerly Mountain Smooth Earthsnake (Virginia valeriae pulchra)


    *Protected Species
    0 1

    Snake: Northern Black Racer
    (Coluber constrictor constrictor)

    2 9

    Snake: Northern Brown Snake
    (Storeria dekayi dekayi)

    0 11

    Snake: Northern Red-bellied Snake
    (Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata)

    0 36

    Snake: Northern Ringneck Snake
    (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii)

    0 42

    Snake: Northern Water Snake
    (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)

    0 21

    Snake: Queen Snake
    (Regina septemvittata)


    *Protected Species
    0 6

    Snake: Rough Green Snake
    (Opheodrys aestivus)formerly(Opheodrys aestivus aestivus)


    *Threatened Species
    0 16

    Snake: Shorthead Garter Snake
    (Thamnophis brachystoma)


    *Protected Species
    0 1

    Snake: Smooth Greensnake
    (Opheodrys vernalis)
    Formerly Eastern Smooth Greensnake


    *Protected Species
    0 20

    Snake: Timber Rattlesnake
    (Crotalus horridus)


    *Protected Species
    5 22

    Snakes: Not Native to PA
    Snakes that are not native to PA. Some photo were taken while on vacations, pets, etc. and some were taken of snakes that were released here by irresponsible pet owners. 0 21

    Sometimes I get bitten
    The dangers for the perfect photograph-oops! 0 13

    Spiders and their kin
    Spiders and their kin 9 98

    Spiders: Dangerous Spiders of the United States
    The ones you really have to worry about being bitten by. 0 3

    Toad: AmericanToad
    (Anaxyrus americanus) Formerly(Bufo americanus) 6 40

    Toad: Eastern Spadefoot Toad
    (Scaphiopus holbrooki)

    *Protected Species*
    0 3

    Toad: Fowler's Toad
    (Anaxyrus fowleri) formerly
    (Bufo fowleri)
    0 10

    Turtle: Blanding's Turtle
    (Emys blandingii) formerly (Emydoidea blandingii)

    *Protected Species
    0 3

    Turtle: Bog Turtle
    (Clyptemys muhlenbergerii) formerly (Clemmys muhlenbergii)

    0 4

    Turtle: Common Map Turtle
    (Graptemys geographica) formerly Northern Map Turtle 0 5

    Turtle: Common Musk Turtle
    (Sternotherus odoratus)
    aka Stinkpot
    0 13

    Turtle: Eastern (Common) Snapping Turtle
    (Chelydra serpentina serpentina) 0 14

    Turtle: Eastern Box Turtle
    (Terrapene carolina) formerly (Terrapene carolina carolina)

    *Protected Species
    1 16

    Turtle: Eastern Mud Turtle
    (Kinosternon subrubrum) formerly (Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum) 0 14

    Turtle: Eastern Red-Bellied Turtle
    (Pseudemys rubriventris)
    Formerly Northern Red-Bellied Turtle or just Red-Bellied Turtle

    *Threatened Species
    0 6

    Turtle: Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle
    (Apalone spinifera spinifera) 0 3

    Turtle: Midland Spiny Softshell Turtle
    (Apalone mutrica mutrica) 0 1

    Turtle: Musk VS Mud Turtle
    Comparison shots 0 4

    Turtle: Northern Painted Turtle
    (Chrysemys picta) formerly Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata)& (Chrysemys picta) formerly Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta picta) 0 25

    Turtle: Red-eared Slider Turtle
    (Trachemys scripta elegans) Introduced Species 0 13

    Turtle: Spotted Turtle
    (Clemmys guttata)

    *Protected Species
    0 13

    Turtle: Wood Turtle
    (Glytemys insculpta) formerly (Clemmys insculpta)

    *Protected Species
    0 16

    Turtles: Just looking! 2009
    Some photos I took while walking. 0 20

    Turtles: Just Looking! 2010
    Some photos I took while walking. 0 6

    Turtles: Not Native to PA
    Turtles that are not native to PA. So far this only includes escaped and released pets found in PA in the wild. 0 7

    Undetermined Sub-species
    Includes: Painted Turtles (Eastern & Midland), Toads (American & Fowlers), Dusky Salamanders, crossbreeds (yes it happens), etc. 0 2

    Wild Places and Scenery
    Photos of scenery I'd like to share. 0 63

    Earthworms, Flatworms, etc. 0 5

    Y Photo Usage: DCNR Photos
    Photo Usage 0 1

    Z Photo usage: PA Game Commission Photos
    Photo Usage 0 1


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