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Whallonsburg Grange: Timber Rattlesnakes in Folklore and Fact

April 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

English: Reptiles in Smithsonian National Zool...
Crotalus horridus: Timber Rattlesnake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Details

Date:
April 25, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Whallonsburg Grange Hall
1610 NYS Route 22
Whallonsburg, NY 12936 United States
Phone:
(518) 963-4170
Website:
http://www.thegrangehall.info/home/

Organizer

Whallonsburg Grange Hall
Phone:
(518) 963-4170
Email:
admin@thegrangehall.info
Website:
http://www.thegrangehall.info/home/

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