Keyword: Wildlife Habitat

Neighborhood Conservation

There is money out there and available to landowners undertaking wildlife and land management. There are organizations, from federal agencies to non-profits and private foundations that would like to give you money to manage your land’s flora and fauna. The problem is that on their own, an individual landowner doesn’t have the capacity to meet the insurances these organizations need before they can offer their support. So why go it alone? Landowner cooperatives or alliances are exciting possibilities that are helping landowners and providing them with more opportunities.

Copperbelly Water Snake

Snakes, yikes, they are not the most loved creatures in the animal world. And yet, they can be appreciated. Snakes keep their prey populations in check. Copperbelly Water Snakes eat frogs and toads. Their name comes from the red-orange to slightly yellowish belly color that extends up the chin. They have dark colored scales on their back (dorsal) side that dip down into the belly region (Copperbelly Water Snake photo by jstark918 on iNaturalist.org).