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[Virtual] McLib Live – Snake Road: Secrets of Successful Snake Watching
Snake Road, a 2.7 mile stretch of gravel road, in Southern Illinois is a herpetological hotspot situated at a geographic and biological crossroads in the central United States. In his presentation Vossler will explain what makes Snake Road so special and what snakes can be found there. He will also review best practices for successful and safe snake watching, and techniques for identifying mystery snakes.
Vossler is the author of Snake Road: A Field Guide to the Snakes of Larue-Pine Hills, which details what to expect and how to make the most of a visit to Snake Road. In this work Vossler catalogs the 23 native snake species and shares color photographs . He is an associate professor and academic librarian at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His research interests include information literacy and Illinois herpetology, and he specializes in making instructional videos about research skills. He is an enthusiastic amateur wildlife photographer and lifelong snake watcher.