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Night Swamp Walk taken by SCB

Published: 09/18/2013

Under an almost full moon, Auburn University’s chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) took a nighttime stroll in swamps at Tuskegee National Forest after our second meeting of the semester (September 17). Led by Ecology Lab Coordinator Shawn “Gator” Jacobsen and DBS faculty member Debbie Folkerts, 13 members observed the eyeshine of spiders (and several species in webs and foraging on the ground), found a variety of other invertebrate species both aquatic and terrestrial, saw a fawn and several cottonmouths, found salamander larvae and Fowler’s toads, and otherwise explored the nocturnal world for several hours on a warm fall evening.

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