Nature Night returns on November 18th! Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Professor Tom Tyning to learn more about why snakes matter and their hiss-tory in the area.
They slither, they slide… and they may strike fear into your heart. But did you know that snakes are important parts of our ecosystems? Join CLC and biologist Tom Tyning to learn more about our local snakes and why they matter – no scales required. Together, we’ll learn about snake hiss-tory in the area, the challenges of studying snakes, and their role in habitats.
Tom Tyning has been a professor of Environmental Science at Berkshire Community College since 1999. Prior to that he was a Field Biologist and Master Naturalist for Massachusetts the Audubon Society, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Antioch New England, Springfield College, and MCLA. An authority on New England natural history, his main interests are amphibians and reptiles. He is the author of A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles. Through the year he conducts various short and long-term field research projects on vernal pools, rare salamanders, Berkshire County butterfly populations, and endangered snake species in Western Massachusetts.
DATE/TIME: November 18, 2021 / 5:30 – 7pm
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
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