Why save the timber snake?
Glastonbury - posted Sep, 25 2013
GLASTONBURY - The program, Why Save The Timber Rattlesnakes, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at CT Audubon Society Center, 1361 Main St., Glastonbury. The endangered timber rattlesnakes found in East Glastonbury have nearly disappeared. Only a few broods still remain in our forests and rock ledges. A healthy population of rattlesnakes can play a very significant role in the forest ecosystem with positive consequences for humans. Join Douglas Fraser, PhD, as he examines some of the features that make this viper so unique and why we need to protect it. Fraser will review a long-term study of the E. Glastonbury timber rattlesnake population (one of only two in the state) and how it has affected management decisions. Several other species of snakes reside at the CT Audubon Nature Center, 1361 Main St, Glastonbury. Cost is $5 for CAS members and children; $8 for non-members. Call 860-633-8402 to reserve your seat.