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Natural History Society of Maryland

Timber Rattlesnakes

  • 08 Jun 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Base fee:
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It’s known by many names, American viper, bastard rattlesnake, black rattlesnake, common rattlesnake, eastern rattlesnake, great yellow rattlesnake, mountain rattlesnake, northern banded rattlesnake, northern rattlesnake, pit viper, rock rattlesnake, velvet tail, yellow rattlesnake. In the scientific vernacular it is, Crotalus horridus. It’s the only rattlesnake found in Maryland. And it’s endangered. While once widespread throughout their range, timber rattlesnakes have vanished from many areas and remaining populations are patchy. John Carlson, Timber Rattlesnake enthusiast, photographer & conservationist has been doing volunteer work to protect and preserve Timber rattlesnakes in the Northeast since 2015. He is a former Secondary Educator of Social Sciences and Literacy and a U.S. Army Veteran residing in Rhode Island. John will be presenting on all things regarding Timber rattlesnakes, particularly the remaining populations in the New England states.
Are you fascinated with reptiles and amphibians? The Natural History Society of Maryland’s Herp Club promotes the proper husbandry, conservation, study, and appreciation of reptiles and amphibians. Meet fellow “Herpers”! Amateurs, professionals, and kids of all ages are welcome! Membership to NHSM required. (NHSM membership is $25 for individuals, $35 for families.) Herp Club membership is an additional $5 for individuals and $10 for families annually.
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The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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