CSC-Snakes of the United States mission, Project Noah weekly report 02/15/2013
What a pleasure and great honor to be featured by the CSC in one of the “Women and Snake ” features. Back when I was in college there were very few women in my field of herpetology and those who were mostly dealt with amphibians. It is such an awesome thing today to see strong, beautiful, smart women who love snakes! And so nice to know that future generations will not even give it a second thought to have women herpetologists that work with snakes!
This week at Project Noah, I am happy to report that the Snakes of the United States – Center for Snake Conservation (CSC) mission has had an addition of 10 new spottings bringing the total number of snake spottings to 1,339. I am also pleased to report we added 7 new members to the mission, bringing the total to 591 users.
The Project Noah: CSC-Snakes of the United States Mission Spotting of the week is this fantastic photo of a juvenile Western Cottonmouth. Often portrayed as aggressive, it has been my experience that they are anything but aggressive and do everything to try and let you know they are present and want to be left alone.
Congratulations and thanks to CSC-Project Noah member nspired.creation
Please consider becoming a Project Noah member (it is free) and help make the world a better and safer place by educating the world about snakes! (We do make provisions for sensitive species asking that you merely record the nearest large town/community. Our goal is conservation through education.
The Center for Snake Conservation needs your help to collect distributional data for all wild snakes in the United States. Please record all snakes including any snakes found dead on a road or elsewhere. Please include additional information about your spotting that can help us understand a bit more about the snake. As we collect spottings, we can increase our knowledge about snakes and help educate others that view our photos. Snakes are often unnecessarily feared and we can help change the human perception through our postings on Project Noah. http://www.projecthoah.org
And just a final shout out to the CSC for featuring women and snakes…what an inspirational feature!
Thanks, Lisa Powers
Project Noah – CSC Coordinator