That’s it. The worst news imaginable.
A new study published in PLoS One last week has found chytrid - a fungal disease considered to be responsible for the extinction and decline of hundreds upon hundreds of frog species across the world - in frogs exported from Madagascar. Until now,…
Awful news for the amphibians of Madagascar.
Noooo. Crap. Crap. Craaaaaap!
Pine/Oak Grassland - Santa Cruz Mountain Range
A part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, the Santa Cruz Mountain Range spans through Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties, ending just shy of San Francisco, CA. The range consists of a variety of different habitat types, such as redwood forests, chaparral, and pine/oak clearings.
The latter habitat type, the pine/oak/grasslands, are often studded with sandstone rock outcroppings. It is at these outcrops that many different species of snake reside.
1. Western Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon)
2. Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata multifasciata)
3. Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)
4. California Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata)
5. Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus)