Common (Red-spotted) Garters

With our first spring-like day, the Common Garter Snakes have come out in force. On a trip to Sauvie Island I saw lots of Common Garters and a few Northwestern Garters. I wasn’t able to get any good photos of the Northwesterns, but the Commons were pretty cooperative.

This young specimen was especially colorful.
In you face! Actually, I was in her face.

More herps should be out and about in the next couple of weeks. That can keep us busy until the spring migrants arrive.