A Seaside Snake Story: Neighborhood Garter Snakes and their Amazing Relatives
Snakes are amazing critters that live in many regions of the world. They are misunderstood and feared in ways that has contributed to their decline in many areas. In B.C., there are nine species of snake, six of which are of conservation concern.
The remaining three species however (all garter snakes) are often quite abundant locally and might even live in your backyard.
Come learn all about garter snakes and the cool part that they play in the west coast ecosystems around us!
When: Wednesday, November 9th @ 7pm
Where: George Fraser Room; Ucluelet Community Centre
*admission is by donation and seating limited so will be first come
A Speaker Series event presented by Raincoast Education and Wetland Stewards Societies
Krysia Tuttle, M.Sc., R.P.Bio: Krysia is a passionate wildlife biologist, park naturalist, and outdoor enthusiast, with over 20 years experience working with wildlife and in the great outdoors. She began catching snakes and frogs at a very early age and studied Plains Garter Snakes in the aspen parklands of Alberta (which means she caught and hung out with over 600 snakes during the summers!!!).
She works at LGL Limited environmental research associates on a wide variety of wildlife and fish projects. She specializes in long-term wildlife population monitoring, wetland restoration, amphibian and reptile studies (herpetology), small mammal monitoring, remote camera work, radiotelemetry, and Species at Risk projects.
She has been involved with several educational and outreach programs, and loves giving talks to communities including elementary school programs in Victoria, UVic Biology Dept., BC Parks, Let’s Talk Science programs, and Saturna Island Marine and Research Education Society.
She lives in Victoria, B.C. with her husband, two daughters (Brea and Maisie), and their dog Sandpiper.