Need good news? Here you go!

Wow, the world has changed since our last message. Normally I’d be busy right now preparing for outreach events, festivals, and classes, but they’ve all been postponed (or we’re trying to figure out how to offer them virtually). So we’re pivoting to new work and focus. You’re probably doing something similar.

What would you like to see from us? More snake stories and videos to binge while you’re stuck at home? Getting outside, closer to nature and away from populated areas is one of the safest and healthiest things to do right now. Would guides and advice on how to do that while minimizing disturbance and maximizing your chances of seeing cool snake stuff be helpful? Or maybe there’s something we can share that I haven’t thought of yet. Reply to this email and let us know! 🐍💜🐍

Melissa gazes at Cash, Arizona Black Rattlesnake.
Melissa gazes at Cash, Arizona Black Rattlesnake.

Good News for Snakes!

Yes, really. The Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup happened, but attendance was WAAAY down this year (reported in the hundreds, rather than tens of thousands). That same weekend the Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival was a success. At least seven roundups have cancelled this year’s events! And it seems likely more will do so as this situation develops and we’re closer to their dates.

Bingeworthy: A Tale of Two Trash Snakes

Watch, read, and enjoy the story of a couple Rock Rattlesnakes who visited our yard in 2018. The whole story is now available to read, or watch the playlist on YouTube.

Social Snakes

If you’re looking for a place to connect with other snake advocates, we’re reawakening our Facebook group, SocialSnakes. We’ll be checking in and posting regularly, but feel free to use it to chat and share with each other, just please, BE NICE.

Thank you, for all you do for snakes, every day!

Melissa Amarello
Executive Director