I figured she must have discovered a nest of venomous serpents.
Nope, Nervous Nellie was barking up a storm over a gopher tortoise.
Gopher, Nellie, Honeybun, Yellow Dog
That threatened species Gopherus polyphemus was actually somewhat threatened,
since Nellie was trying to gnaw on her shell. Continue reading
After the prescribed burn, it’s a lot easier to see,
and there are more gopher tortoise burrows than we thought.
Here’s another Gopherus polyphemus near the road.
It’s good there are so many.
Gophers are a keystone species, hosting Continue reading