[DE] new snake key on WWW

"JACOBYCARTER"JACOBYC at OITVMS.OIT.UMASS.EDU "JACOBYCARTER"JACOBYC at OITVMS.OIT.UMASS.EDU
Sat Sep 9 15:04:17 EST 1995


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"An Interactive Guide to Massachusetts Snakes" provides
information about the mythology and natural history of 
snakes, species accounts and an interactive guide 
for identifying snakes that occur in Massachusetts.


 UMASS EXTENSION ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF "AN INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO 
MASSACHUSETTS SNAKES," NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

"An Interactive Guide to Massachusetts Snakes" is an informative 
publication with an interactive guide to snake identification.  It 
provides information about the mythology and natural history of snakes,
legal protection, and what to do about snakes in and around the home.  
It also provides species accounts for each of 14 snake species that 
occur in Massachusetts, as well as an interactive guide for identifying 
snakes.

"Massachusetts Snakes" is written by Scott Jackson and Peter Mirick.
Scott Jackson is a wildlife biologist and herpetologist working for 
UMASS Extension in the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management.  
He is also one of four coordinators of the Massachusetts Herpetological 
Atlas Project, a five-year effort to document the distribution of 
reptiles and amphibians in Massachusetts.  Peter Mirick is a wildlife 
biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and 
editor of Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine.  Peter has fielded snake 
questions for the Division for many years and estimates that he has 
handled well over 1000 phone calls about snakes.  Numerous black & white 
illustrations, as well as color plates for each species, were 
contributed by Nancy Haver.  Nancy is a professional artist who has 
illustrated numerous publications ranging from biology textbooks to 
curriculum guides for teachers. 

"An Interactive Guide to Massachusetts Snakes" was first published by 
UMASS Extension as a print publication and was formatted for the World 
Wide Web by Michelle Lee.  The access the guide, use the following 
address:
http://www.umass.edu/umext/snake.

"An Interactive Guide to Massachusetts Snakes" is UMASS Extension
publication and is part of an outreach program in Natural Resources
and Environmental Conservation.  For more information, contact:

	Scott Jackson
	UMASS Extension
	Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management
	Holdsworth Hall Box 34210
	University of Massachusetts
	Amherst, MA  01003-4210
	(413) 545-4743
	sjackson at umext.umass.edu







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