Citizen Science: Snake Count!
|Program Series||Citizen Science|
|When||Sep 12, 2015 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
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The cold-blooded creatures of the North Cascades occupy a special niche in our ecosystem. To survive, they need hiding spaces to take refuge from the hot and cold, while also finding places to bask in the sun to warm their bodies.
Join US Forest Service biologists and Institute naturalists as we travel to reptile hotspots around the Methow Valley. We’ll start the day learning about snake species of the area then head into the field looking under rocks and through bushes in search of our reptilian friends. With winter only a few months away, we’ll stop at an active rattlesnake den in search of snakes returning to their hibernaculum seeking shelter for the cold season.
Our team will be recording snake observations for the Center for Snake Conservation’s nationwide effort to create an instantaneous snapshot of the continent’s snake populations.
Expand your intimacy with the animal kingdom in this small-group field excursion with two of our state’s leading field biologists.