The world under a log: A ring-necked snake, which grows up to a foot long, shows off its colorful belly to scare away predators. The slender salamander next to it has legs so tiny you might think it’s a wriggling worm instead of an amphibian. Centipedes, Jerusalem crickets, and snail-eating beetles also live much of their lives under logs.

Artwork by Tim Gunther,

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