I can definitely help you out with the black salamander!
That would be awesome!!
I’ve never even seen one! that one’s got to be on my list for next time I’m in Canada.
Just seeing this @alexis_orion, @mamestraconfigurata, but you guys are welcome to give me a shout if you ever find yourself in my geographic location! I’ll drum up (pun intended) some “backyard” pileated peckers for ya to photograph and even take you to see the red-heads! Will guide for food
This is one of my favorite pileated-watching moments:
Just want to say too, this topic has made me feel quite grateful to live where I do. So many species on folks’ wish-lists are in my county and some in my town.
I’ve never seen a copperhead but want to…also a fisher. I think I said skink already. & whip-poor-will!
I got one!!
Cool! I’ll have to wait until next time I’m in North America to look for one - I don’t think I’ll have much luck finding one in Germany
I guess not, although I don’t know if Germany/Europe has any woodpeckers the size of a crow. If you do, get out and hunt one down!
We have Black Woodpeckers, which according to Wikipedia are up to 6 cm larger.
My biggest goal species right now is a Common Snapping Turtle. They’re one of the most often observed species in my province, but I’ve only been able to find them dead.
Oh, those are wonderful looking birds! I haven’t gotten much outside of Canada, so thank you for that beautiful shot.
I’m assuming you are in Ontario. I used to live in Midland/Penetang area, and the Wye Marsh in Midland most likely has some, and the staff there (it has a museum/interpretation centre) may know where some of them hang out.
Enigmatic Bushmallow (Malacothamnus enigmaticus) – newly described in the Sept issue of Madrono by iNatters Keir Morse and Tom Chester. Endemic to San Diego County.
Yep, I’m from Ontario. I’ve been to the Wye Marsh once before, but I think I was there too early in the year for turtles. I’ll try again in the summer. Thanks for the advice!
Oenothera coryi is probably at the top of my list: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/165791-Oenothera-coryi
Cottonmouths and copperheads are supposedly common down here, but despite taking my muddy boots all over the bottom part of Louisiana all I’ve managed to find so far are watersnakes (no knock against them!).
Finding a Mississippi River Wakerobin (https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/169988-Trillium-foetidissimum) would be cool too.
I’d love to see a mountain lion or bobcat. I’ve lived in/near their habitat literally my entire life and I’ve never seen one. I might have to go with a trail camera at some point as I’ve heard that can be a way to photograph them.
Luna moth and burrowing owl. All owls, really.