Photo Gallery by Shane Manchouck

A Mapepire balsain (Bothrops atrox) in upper Caura, north-Trinidad on a Herpetofauna field trip back in July 2019. Most members did not spot the snake, however, when someone almost stepped on it, the snake reacted, allowing us to photograph it.
A juvenile Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) sits still while being photographed in a puddle of water (pot-hole) in an access road in the Victoria-Mayaro Forest Reserve, south-Trinidad. The mother caiman was spotted with nine other juveniles at a nearby pool of water.
A unique shinney (Megalopyge lanata Stoll) (Megalopygidae) was spotted along the Manzanilla stretch, east-Trinidad. These shinneys have been reported to envenomate (poison by biting or stinging) persons in Trinidad and Tobago. Therefore, care should be taken to avoid contact with them, especially during the night as the species is nocturnal.
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata torquata) perch on a Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) branch looking for prey at the mouth of the Nariva River, South-east Trinidad. The bird was perched for several minutes before diving into the nearby river, unfortunately, this time, it was unable to catch its prey.
Ricini Longwing (Heliconius ricini) searching for nectar on a Railway Daisy (Bidens pilosa) flower in Manzanilla, South-east Trinidad.
A Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) in an abandoned rice field, south of the Caroni Swamp Protected Area, North-west Trinidad. The bird was vocalizing different calls and producing clicking noises with its upper and lower beaks. There were over 100 Barn Swallows present.

Author: Shane Manchouck