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Center for Wildlife Studies “Wild Maine” Series: Snakes of Maine with Derek Yorks

Tuesday, March 5 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

The Center for Wildlife Studies “Wild Maine” Series, in partnership with the Camden Public Library, continues with a presentation by Derek Yorks, wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and co-founder of Wild Vision Systems, for a presentation all about the snakes of Maine. This event will take place in the Picker Room and on Zoom on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 PM.

This is a hybrid event and will take place in person in the Picker Room at Camden Public Library as well as on Zoom. To attend virtually, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mLxUNXkLS2isjgRqdtRHhQ

Whether you like them or loathe them, snakes tend to strike a chord deep in the human psyche. Maine is home to 9 species of snakes, from the small and secretive ring-necked snake to the (relatively) large and easily observed northern water snake. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife keeps track of all Maine snake species and is actively studying populations of Maine’s largest and rarest snake, the State Endangered northern black racer.

Derek Yorks, M.S., Wildlife Biologist – Derek serves as the Department’s lead biologist on reptile and amphibian issues, where he coordinates research and conservation efforts on several priority rare species.  Derek is currently focused on assessing the distribution, status, and management needs of black racers, Blanding’s, spotted, and wood turtles in Maine, coordinating Maine’s efforts with that of several working groups in the Northeast on these species.  Derek is also studying and guiding mitigation recommendations for the impacts of roadways on Maine’s reptiles and amphibians.

The mission of the Center for Wildlife Studies is to provide accessible environmental education worldwide and promote wildlife conservation through science.

Learn more about CWS by visiting their website: centerforwildlifestudies.org

Learn more about the “Wild Maine” series here: centerforwildlifestudies.org/wild-maine