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Spring Snake Count in the Methow Valley
May 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by the North Cascades Institute
Instructor: John Rohrer and Scott Fitkin
Class Tuition: $110
At first glance, our snake friends get a bad rap, yet they become fascinating, even personable, once you learn about their special niche within our local ecosystem.
These cold-blooded creatures need hiding spaces to take refuge from the hot and cold, while also needing places to bask in sunlight to warm their bodies, and the Methow Valley is a premier classroom for finding them in their natural habitats.
Join field biologists John and Scott for an intimate look at Eastern Washington’s reptiles and amphibians in the magical Methow Valley! Located on the sunny side of the North Cascades, we’ll spend our day in the field searching for these remarkable critters in sunny meadows and dramatic canyons while also learning about the latest scientific research on local populations. Together, we’ll survey for snakes in drier climes, going through areas near an active den sites hopefully increasing the probability of finding a variety of snakes.
Our team will be recording snake observations for the Center for Snake Conservation’s nationwide effort to create an instantaneous snapshot of the continent’s snake populations.
Expand your intimacy with the animal kingdom in this small-group, socially-distanced field excursion with two of our state’s leading field biologists.
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