Date: January 24th, 2023
Please join us on Tuesday January 24th at the Massabesic Center to learn about one of New Hampshire’s most elusive snakes, the state-endangered, timber rattlesnake. Wildlife Biologist Brendan Clifford from the NH Fish and Game Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program will talk about the history of rattlesnakes in the state, their biology, and how Fish and Game monitors this often-misunderstood snake. In addition, we will learn about the status of New Hampshire’s rattlesnake population, as well as the threats to its long-term persistence and some of the conservation efforts underway. You may even meet the Massabesic Center’s resident timber rattlesnake!
Brendan has monitored the state’s rattlesnake population for the past 17 years. He also works to monitor and protect populations of several other state-listed species including the eastern hognose snake, northern black racer, piping plover and least tern.