Nova Scotia Herpetofaunal Atlas
Photo Gallery


This page consists of the images that the NS Herp Atlas Project has acquired through the course of the project.  We hope that they help educate and inspire both our atlassers and other visitors to this site.
 
 

Frogs and Toad

Eastern American Toad
Northern Spring Peeper
Bullfrog
Green Frog
Mink Frog
Wood Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Pickerel Frog

Salamanders and Newt

Blue-spotted Salamander
Yellow-spotted Salamander
Red-spotted Newt
Eastern Redback Salamander
Four-toed Salamander

Turtles

Common Snapping Turtle
Eastern Painted Turtle
Blanding's Turtle
Wood Turtle

Snakes

Northern Ribbon Snake
Maritime Garter Snake
Northern Ringneck Snake
Northern Redbelly Snake
Maritime Smooth Green Snake

Herp Moments

Insects dining on a Green Frog
Garter Snake stalking a Green Frog

Herp Habitat




Herps:

FROGS AND TOAD:
Eastern American Toad
1) Adult
2) Adult
3) Adult male calling
4) Adults mating (eggs)
5) Adult found in square 22A3
6) Adult found in square 22A3 (belly shot)
7) Adult found in square 22A3 (unusual skin)
8) Adult found in square 22A3 (unusual skin)
9) Juvenile found in square 22A3
10) Adult found in square 15C1
11) Adult (dark)
12) Adult
13) Adult
14) Adult
15) Adult
16) Adult and Juvenile
17) Adult
18) Adult

Northern Spring Peeper
1) Adult male calling
2) Adult male calling
3) Adult
4) Adults mating
5) Adult
6) Adult (found in square 22A3)
7) Adult (found in square 22A3)
8) Adult (found in square 22A3)
9) Adult (found in square 22A3)
10) Adult
11) Adult
12) Adult (light)
13) Mating pair (amplexus)
14) Adult (white)
15) Adult

Bullfrog
1) Adult female
2) Adult male
3) Adult male
4) Adult female (found in square 22A3)
5) Adult female (found in square 22A3)
6) Adult male (found in square 22A3)
7) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
8) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
9) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
10) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
11) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
12) Adult (belly)
13) Adult
14) Adult
15) Adult female (blue)

Green Frog
1) Adult female and male
2) Adult
3) Adult calling
4) Adult
5) Juvenile
6) Juvenile
7) Adult (found in square 22A3)
8) Adult (found in square 22A3)
9) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
10) Juvenile blue phase (found in square 22A3)
11) Juvenile blue phase (found in square 22A3)
12) Adult blue phase (found in square 23B2)
13) Adult blue phase (found in square 23B2)
14) Adult (dark)
15) Adult (male)
16) Adult (male)
17) Adult (oddly coloured)
18) Adult (oddly coloured)
19) Juvenile with 8 legs
20) Adult male (blue)
21) Adult female (blue and green)
22) Adult male (all blue)
23) Newly-transformed juvenile (albino)
24) Adult male
25) Adult female
26) Adult female (melanistic)
27) Juvenile (lucistic)
28 ) 3 Juvenile Green Frogs (2 lucistic)
29) Adult male
30) Adult male
31) Adult male
32) Adult male
33) Adult male
34) Adult male (blue)

Mink Frog
1) Adult
2) Adult (found in square 22A3)
3) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
4) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
5) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
6) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
7) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
8) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
9) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
10) Adult (found in square 22A3)
11) Adult female
12) Adult female
13) Adult male

Wood Frog
1) Juvenile
2) Adult
3) Adult
4) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
5) Adult (found in square 22A3)
6) Adult (found in square 22A3)
7) Adult (found in square 22A3)
8) Adult (red colour)
9) Adult (grey colour)

Northern Leopard Frog
1) Adult
2) 2 Adults
3) Juvenile
4) Adult (albino)

Pickerel Frog
1) Adult
2) Adult (found in square 22A3)
3) Adult (found in square 22A3)
4) Adult (found in square 22A3)
5) Adult (found in square 22A3)
6) Adult (found in square 22A3)
7) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
8) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
9) 2 Juveniles (found in square 22A3)
10) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
11) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
12) Adult (found in square 09C4)
13) Adult (typical yellow sides)
 

SALAMANDERS AND NEWT:
Blue-spotted Salamander
1) Adult (found in square 22A3)
2) Adult (found in square 22A3)
3) Juvenile (found in square 22A3)
4) Juvenile (found in square 29E4)
5) Juvenile (found in square 29E4)
6) Adult

Yellow-spotted Salamander
1) Adult
2) Juvenile
3) Adult (laying eggs)
4) Juveniles
5) Adult
6) Adult
7) Adult (found in square 22A3)
8) Adult (found in square 23B2)
9) Adult
10) Adult
11) Adult
12) Juvenile
13) 2 Adults
14) Adult (with ruler)

Red-spotted Newt
1) Red eft
2) Red eft belly (found in square 22A3)
3) Red eft (found in square 22A3)
4) Red eft (found in square 22A3)
5) Red eft
6) Red eft
7) Adult
8) Adult males
9) Mating adults
10) Mating adults

Eastern Redback Salamander
1) 3 Adults (all three colour phases compared)
2) Adult
3) Female with eggs
4) Adult (found in square 22A3)
5) Adult (albino)
6) Adult (leadback)
7) Adult (lucistic)

Four-toed Salamander
1) Female with eggs
2) Female with eggs
 

TURTLES:
Common Snapping Turtle
1) Adult
2) Adult
3) Adult (found in square 23B2)
4) Adult
5) Juvenile
6) Adult (underwater)

Eastern Painted Turtle
1) Juvenile
2) Newly hatched
3) Adult dorsal and ventral views

Blanding's Turtle
1) Adult
2) Adult
3) Adult
4) Adult female (laying eggs)
5) Newly hatched

Wood Turtle
1) Adult
2) Adult (found in square 23B2)
3) Adult (found in square 23B2)
4) Adult (underwater)
5) Adult
6) Five adults
7) Five adults: dorsal and ventral views
 

SNAKES:
Northern Ribbon Snake
1) Adult
2) Adult

Maritime Garter Snake
1) Juvenile (found in square 29E4)
2) Adult (found in square 22A3)
3) Adult (found in square 22A3)
4) Adult (found in square 22A3)
5) Adult (found in square 22A3)
6) Adult (melanistic phase)
7) Adult (dark)
8) Adult (dark)
9) Adult (dark)
10) Adult (swimming)
11) Adult (orangey)
12) Adult (passive)
13) Adult (playing dead)
14) Adult (melanistic)
15) Adult (melanistic)

Northern Ringneck Snake
1) 2 Adults (different colour phases)
2) Adult
3) Adult
4) Eggs

Northern Redbelly Snake
1) 2 Adults (different colour phases)
2) Adult (found in square 22A3)
3) Adult (found in square 23B2)
4) Adult (neck ring)
5) Adult (red all over)
 

Maritime Smooth Green Snake
1) Adult
2) Adult (found in square 22A3)
3) Adult
4) Eggs
 

  Herp Moments:

1) Insects dining on a Green Frog
2)
Garter Snake stalking a Green Frog

Herp Habitat:

1) Black River Bog, NS
2) Drain Lake, NS
3) drying pond, NS
4) road dugout, NS
5) road side pond in Annapolis Valley, NS
6) spring swamp, NS
7) woodland pond



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