CSC-Snakes of the United States mission, Project Noah weekly report 04/05/2013
Greetings Snake Lovers,
Spring has officially launched (on a rather cold note here in Tennessee) and the snakes will soon be moving from their hibernaculums to their summer habitat. I can think of very few activities that are as fun as getting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine and wildlife! The spring CSC- Project Noah snake count will be here before we know it. Plan your trips and brush up on your species lists. Project Noah is a good place to test your identification skills.
This week at Project Noah, the Snakes of the United States – Center for Snake Conservation (CSC) mission has had an addition of 65 new spottings bringing the total number of snake spottings to 1,505. We added 30 new members to the mission, bringing the total to 685 users. Thank you to everyone who has joined, shared the site and is contributing to this important mission!
The Project Noah: CSC-Snakes of the United States Mission Spotting of the week is a two-fer the first is this lovely Eastern garternake spotted by Becky Garbo! One of the first snakes to appear in the spring, gartersnakes are found all across most of the United States.
Gartersnakes will feed on invertebrates, amphibians, fish, small rodents and even young birds. In this spotting by Carol Snow Milne, a pair are found out basking.
If you have not checked out the Project Noah blogs, they are well worth the read. This week we took some liberties since it was April Fool’s and posted a fun blog regarding a real snake and a made up reptile-like bird. Have fun, we did!