Common Garter Snakes © Michael Onyon

Take 5: Sublime Snakes

Snakes tend to get a bad rap, but they’re actually fascinating creatures that can help control pests like rodents and slugs thanks to their carnivorous diet. Plus, the vast majority of snakes that you’ll find in the Northeast are not dangerous. In fact, of the 14 snake species found in Massachusetts, only two are venomous—the […]

Four Reasons to Appreciate Snakes

The 14 species of snakes in Massachusetts don’t get enough love and appreciation. So, in honor of World Snake Day on July 16, we thought we’d share just a few reasons that we should celebrate their presence. 1. Snakes eat garden pests Consider yourself lucky if you have DeKay’s brownsnakes in your yard. These small, shy […]