Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum
one milksnake was together with large gathering of garter snakes under a piece of plywood, see notes for full story.
meadow, eastern N. America
I went to the Wainfleet bog to try and get some interesting spottings. While I did see some cool stuff out in the bog, the real highlight of the day happened in a meadow near the parking lot. I saw a very plain piece of plywood sitting on the ground. I thought I'd look under for some insects or maybe salamanders. I was shocked and blown away to see at least 15 snakes under it! I slowly lowered it back and got my camera on autofocus to take some shots. I lifted it back up and took a few photos and then made sure to get some more details. They started to disperse a little at this point, one even going under the grass between my legs! But I calmly counted them, counted 13 but there were more. I also noted there were at least 3 distinct species. There was only one milksnake and it really stood out from the rest. I was surprised to see multiple species all together. I have never seen anything like this before. Will need some reptile specialist help for all the ID. The shots aren't the greatest because I was holding the board with my left hand will taking shots with my right.