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Whallonsburg Grange: Timber Rattlesnakes in Folklore and Fact
April 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, April 25, 7pm
Timber Rattlesnakes in Folklore and Fact
At Whallonsburg Grange Hall
The Timber Rattlesnake has long been feared and despised by many people. But scientific studies have shown them to be a complex animal; both predator and prey, solitary and social, and slow to reproduce but fast when striking. Learn more about this fascinating creature found at Split Rock Mountain among other places in New York, from the past when it was worth a $5 bounty through the modern era of legal protection.
Presentation by Joe Racette, the New York State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator. He has worked for the Department of Environmental Conservation for 22 years. For 10 years, he worked on Lake Champlain projects, monitoring toxic pollution, invasive species, and eutrophication. His recent work has included projects on habitat connectivity, colonial waterbirds, Peregrine falcon, Bicknell’s thrush, and Timber rattlesnakes.