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SCB completes workday on Indigo Snake Reintroduction Project

Published: 05/07/2012

Auburn University’s chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) continued its involvement with the Alabama Indigo Snake Reintroduction Project on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Eight members traveled to Conecuh National Forest to be present at the release of 33 snakes into the study area. We were met by Jim Godwin, a zoologist with the Alabama Natural Heritage Program and member of the indigo snake recovery team. DBS M.S. students Sierra and Jimmy Stiles (from Dr. Craig Guyer’s lab), who are using the project as the topic of their thesis research, talked with SCB members about the results to date. Each SCB member was able to release one of the snakes: we hope they all survive and contribute to the new breeding populations being established! We also stopped by a pitcher plant bog (Crawford bog) in the forest that had been burned in Fall 2011 to see some of the great bog plants (pitcher plants, orchids, sundews, etc.).

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