Chummy. Northern Water Snakes? Photo by Peter Lubeck, 5/20/19.
An eastern ratsnake like this one, seen on the NWB just below the confluence with Sligo Creek, August 2018.
Although you can't see them, you can certainly hear them! And on 3/15/19, there was a solid showing of wood frogs: 3 egg masses. Sounds like more to come. This is from a pond near where Bel Pre Creek flows into the Northwest Branch. Sound file courtesy of our master stream monitor, Glenn Welch.
Frog egg masses. Photo Glenn Welch
Found near the dam at Burnt Mills while we were hunting for birds. Photos by Ken Jones, 5/12/18. Note long digging claws. Birds were scarce, but this was a great find!