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Living Lands: Timber Rattlesnakes – How They Live, What They Do

July 10 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

A four-decade career studying Timber Rattlesnakes in the field in northeastern New York allows Dr. William S. Brown to summarize prominent aspects of the species’ natural history. He will frame this talk for outdoor enthusiasts and naturalists who may encounter a rattlesnake in the wild with a focus on the snake’s distribution and active season; its life history and reproductive biology; aspects of this rattlesnake’s behavior when interacting with hikers, campers, and homeowners; effects of the venom and treatment of a rattlesnake bite; and examples of bad things (and some good things) that have happened to Timber Rattlesnakes in our region.

Virtual option available.

About the Speaker: Dr. Bill Brown is one of the country’s leading rattlesnake experts. Brown, now a retired herpetologist from Skidmore College, has been studying the rattlesnake population in Lake George for over 40 years. As a leader in his field, Brown has recorded more information about the behavior of timber rattlesnakes than any other scientist. It is Brown’s passion to share his research with the community in order to spread awareness of timber rattlesnakes in the area.

4905 Lake Shore Dr
Bolton Landing, New York 12814

About the Living Lands Series

Living Lands is a presentation series that takes an exclusive and up-close look at the people, history and wildlife of the lands of Lake George and the Adirondacks, past and present. The 2024 summer’s Living Lands Series will be live at the LGLC office in Bolton Landing at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required, as space is limited. Visit our Living Lands page for a full schedule.