Schwarzwald April 2009
A trip to Vipera berus in the northern black forest, Germany.
|On April 26th and 27th we visited Vipera berus in the northern black forest, Germany. Although the weather was nearly complete cloudy and cool, we found some vipers.|
Habitat of Vipera berus at about 800 metres asl. Benny Trapp is searching for vipers.
A black male adder outside in a few minutes of sunshine.
|Michael Wirth is looking for vipers.|
The only silvergrey male I found. The vipers is short before shedding, so the colors are not so bright.
The adders are also found in the tall grass between the young firs.
|A very nice black female with red chin|
|Portrait of same individual.|
|We also found some Grass snakes. All mature individuals played death imediately.|
|Adder Baby, female|
|very nice, big female|
|Grass snake, baby|
Vipera berus male. Nearly black - only the edges of the dorsal band orangeyellow. We called it "kaznakovi-type".
|Potrait of the same animal.|
|Alexander Pieh (sitting) and Benny Trapp|
|We also found vipers along small ways through the forest|
|Rainer H. and Michael Wirth|
|brown female in situ|
|everybody wanted to take pictures|
|Michael Wirth takes a picture of a brown female|
|This skinny black female gave birth to young in last autumn|