Rattlesnakes: Protect-Educate-Conserve

On June 16th, 2020 we are going to begin a month long celebration of rattlesnakes through our Protect – Educate – Conserve campaign. This campaign will culminate on July 16th, 2020 – World Snake Day! We will provide daily clips from the field with Dr. Chris Jenkins as he monitors Timber Rattlesnake populations in the Southern Appalachians. These clips will be filled with natural history information, will dispel common rattlesnake myths, and will work to show how rattlesnakes are important animals that deserve conservation. You can follow Dr. Jenkins’ posts on our social media or through the hashtags:
#WorldSnakeDay2020 #SnakeTalk or #ChrisJenkins

Photo of the Month: April

Movin’ Lizards: Indigo Magazine Preview

The Orianne Society’s Indigo Magazine recently featured an article by Chris Slesar about Vermont’s first amphibian underpass and the many years of hard work he and others dedicated to make it happen. Indigo Magazine is a perk issued exclusively to Orianne Society members, but we are making this article available as a preview due to […]

Photo of the Month: March

Smooth Turtle Leeches

Few aquatic organisms in freshwater environments elicit such strong negative reactions as a leech. They are gross, slimy, bloodsuckers and they creep people out. For those willing to dig a little deeper into their biology, however, leeches are very fascinating animals. For starters, leeches are hermaphroditic and some provide parental care to their young. Then […]