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Audubon Meeting All About Snakes

Courtesy of Skidaway Audubon

Which reptilesssss are often misssssunderstood? You guessed it…snakes! To help demystify the silent world of these slithering reptiles, Skidaway Audubon is hosting an informative program to educate residents.

Mary Lynn Seremet, a local herpetologist, will be Audubon’s guest speaker on September 30, at 4 p.m. at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church in Bailey Hall. Her topic, Oh for Goodness Snakes, will cover the types of snakes found in this region, their habits and role in our ecosystem, and what to do if you or your pet encounters a snake.

Only Ireland, New Zealand, Hawaii, Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica, and other smaller islands have no snakes. So get to know these unique reptiles that have inhabited the earth for millions and millions of years. The event is free to current members of Friends of Skidaway Audubon (FOSA) and $5 per person for all others. No preregistration is required.

Skidaway Audubon’s mission is to promote environmental awareness and stewardship. In addition to hosting educational events, Skidaway Audubon maintains the largest network of bluebird houses in the Southeast, the largest Diamondback Terrapin rescue project in the Southeast, a state-of-the-art bird cam, an invasive tree removal program, bat houses to reduce mosquito populations, gardens to sustain pollinators, and weather stations to promote water-saving irrigation practices. For more information or to become a FOSA member, visit skidawayaudubon.org.

 

Corn snakes, like the one shown above, are primarily nocturnal during the warm, summer months. They are harmless,unless you’re a rat or a mouse!