Margeret Liu will be running for the SLHS board position of Member at Large this December so we thought this would be an excellent opportunity to introduce her. Margaret grew up in Taiwan then spent some time in Massachusetts before settling down here in St. Louis. She is a freelance photographer and digital artist and does eye lens research in the department of ophthalmology at Washington University. Recently she joined other SLHS members on the annual trek down to Snake Road in Southern Illinois. Below are some excellent captures of some of the animals she came across that day. Scroll further down to meet some of the critters she shares her home with. For other examples of Margaret's photography and fantastic artwork please visit her website http://www.margsliu.com Be sure to check out her blog too which is linked from her website.
A copperhead who has already found his winter home.
Green tree snake
Here's a great shot to give you an idea of what snake road looks like.
It is a lovely 5 mile hike with plenty to see.
Meet Margaret's critter family.
Skittles, the panther chameleon
Twiggy, the black rat snake
And just in time for Halloween, a Costa Rican tiger rump tarantula.
Thank you, Margaret, for sharing your snake road experience and wonderful photographs!