Common/Uncommon Snakes of Kansas

March 26th, 2019 - March 26, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
177 West Hickory
Hesston
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Common/Uncommon Snakes of Kansas

Snakes are fascinating creatures. Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s Zoologist Curtis Schmidt is a great advocate for this segment of reptiles. But they are largely misunderstood, and commonly feared due to a lack of education. There are roughly 100 species of snakes in Kansas, and Curtis will address a subset of the common and not so common species one could encounter in South Central Kansas. He’ll even talk about some of the venomous species and snakebites. Prepare to gain a greater appreciation for this much maligned yet important part of our state’s wildlife population. Live specimens may be present! (Photo: Eastern Hog-nosed Snake, Curtis Schmidt)

Stimulate your intellect and expand your horizons during January, February and March at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains. Featured topics for this coming series are ancient civilizations, natural area conservation, and snakes. Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per person.