Below are additional resources and information related to snakes for our Strolling Science Seminar participants.
- A good field guide to reptiles and amphibians (I prefer the Peterson Field Guide Series by Conant and Collins – Dr. John Herman, FGCU)
- Gibbons, JW and ME Dorcas. 2002. Defensive Behavior of Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus) toward Humans. Copeia (1): 195-198. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-guide/snakekey.htm
- For information about the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Python Removal Program, click here.
- FFWCC “Living with Snakes” page
- Here’s a great article and a connect between your Strolling Science Seminar topic and citizen science (Project Noah)… http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/31983394787/snakes-why-did-it-have-to-be-snakes
- Here is a beautiful visual key to snakes of Florida Museum of Natural History
The CREW Strolling Science Seminars are supported in part by a Public Outreach Grant from the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP). The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program is a partnership to protect estuaries in southwest Florida from Venice to Estero Bay.
- Extreme Citizen Science in the Congo Basin (timbuktuchronicles.blogspot.com)
- A rather thin and long new snake crawls out of one of Earth’s biodiversity hotspots (sciencedaily.com)