Survey Procedures: Terrestrial Searches
Terrestrial searches involve searching upland habitats for basking or moving herpetofauna. This technique is most successful during the spring when vegetation is reduced. Concealed animals can be located by lifting rocks, rolling logs, or peering into crevices.
Stationary objects, such as boards, may conceal herpetofauna. (Photo by Carol Hall
Search methods include inspection of rock surfaces, crevices and areas beneath rocks. (Photo by Carol Hall
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