Jeff Hall, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biologist, North Carolina
Wildlife Resources Commission
In 2009, the North Carolina chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NCPARC) developed a brochure called “Rattlesnake Sightings Wanted” and began handing them out at public events. While a few submissions trickled in over the years, during spring and summer of 2020, staff received over one hundred sightings from the public. These reports led to over seventy new rattlesnake locations for both Timber and Pigmy Rattlesnakes. This citizen science effort bloomed even further in 2021 with nearly 300 sightings reported! Hall will share details of this project including interesting behaviors witnessed, habitat evaluations and trail camera work. We’re all abuzz with excitement to share these rattlesnake tales (or is that tails?!) with you!
Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.
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