Monday, September 6, 2010
So first night of trapping brought in three recaptured cotton mice (Peromyscus gossypinus), one from each site and none had ticks. The female from Long Tin was pregnant and very agitated that she was trapped. We also caught two lizards. The 5-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) at Dry Bay was caught under one of our metal cover boards. He was the first lizard caught under any of our cover boards. At Four Mile we caught an anolis (Anolis carolinensis). Neither had ticks. The rest of our morning was spent doing a vegetation survey. This survey is being done at all of the other sites and will be used to compared ground cover (any plants below 20 cm). Ground cover is important because ticks are often found here.