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Recent Articles

Diamonds in the Rough: Are Populations of Elusive Ribbonsnakes Hiding in Plain Sight?

As a kid back in the 1990s I was absolutely positive I had both Common Gartersnakes and Eastern Ribbonsnakes slithering around in the fields behind my house, but today I chalk that up to some shotty use of a field guide on my part. Gartersnakes are widespread in Vermont and the only species of snake […]

Fieldnotes- August 2020

Previously on Fieldnotes, viewers got to see the x-ray process and how we attach thread spools to gravid Spotted Turtles as part of our ongoing nesting research. However, this month’s episode will show the most exciting part of the process. Join Ben this month as he takes us back to the beginning of the nesting […]

Lighting a Match- August 2020

Photo of the Month: August

Creating populations where there are none: A history of efforts to reintroduce Eastern Indigo Snakes

At the beginning of 2020, I gave a presentation on the history of Eastern Indigo Snake conservation at the 9th World Congress of Herpetology. It was a great opportunity to share the extensive work that has gone into stabilizing and protecting indigo snake populations across the southeast with an international audience that knew little about […]