Common Garter Snake

Blandings Turtle and Garter Snakes in Harvard

March 21, 2012

Chris Renna recorded this video of a Blanding's turtle and some garter snakes at the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge in Harvard. 

Wildlife at Upper and Lower Mill Brook in Wayland

June 8, 2011

A downy woodpecker in Wayland, photographed my Marie Goeritz.
A common garter snake in Wayland, photographed my Marie Goeritz.
A muskrat dome in Wayland, photographed my Marie Goeritz.
Painted turtles in Wayland, photographed my Marie Goeritz.
A snapping turtle in Wayland, photographed my Marie Goeritz.
A snapping turtle in Wayland, photographed my Marie Goeritz.
A snapping turtle in Wayland, photographed my Marie Goeritz.
Wood ducks in Wayland, photographed my Marie Goeritz.
Marie Goeritz photographed the following on a trip to Upper and Lower Mill Brook Conservation Areas in Wayland: downy woodpecker, common garter snake, a muskrat dome, painted turtles, snapping turtle, wood ducks.

Garter Snakes in Sudbury

June 26, 2011

Chris Renna recorded this video of garter snakes at the Desert Natural Area in Sudbury.

Painted Turtle and Garter Snake at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury

April 9, 2011

A garter snake at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Erin Snook.
A painted turtle, held by a Great Turtle Search volunteer surveyor, photographed by Erin Snook.
Erin Snook photographed a common garter snake and a painted turtle at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.  The turtle was counted as part of SVT's Great Turtle Search, learn more and sign up for future counts.

Garter Snake at SVT's Sawink Farm

June 18, 2010

A common garter snake at SVT's Sawink Farm Reservation in Westborough, photographed by Doug Johnson. A snake's eyes will turn cloudy like those in the picture as it prepares to shed its skin.
Doug Johnson photographed this common garter snake at SVT's Sawink Farm Reservation in Westborough.  A snake's eyes will turn cloudy like those in the picture as it prepares to shed its skin.

Wildlife at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area

May 21, 2010

A bluet damselfly at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
Fringed polygala at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
A common garter snake at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
Indian cucumber root at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
A red admiral butterfly at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
A red squirrel at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following during a trip to SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland: bluet damselfly, fringed polygala, common garter snake, indian cucumber root, red admiral butterfly, and red squirrel.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

April 7, 2010

Common garter snake at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, by Craig Smith
Great blue heron at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Painted turtle at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Palm warbler at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Red-winged blackbird at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Snapping turtle at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Craig Smith photographed the following at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Stow: common garter snake, great blue heron carrying a fish, painted turtle, palm warbler, red-winged blackbird, and snapping turtle.

Garter Snake and Spring Peeper in Sudbury

October 8, 2009

Garter Snake by Craig Smith
Garter Snake by Craig Smith
Garter Snake by Craig Smith
Garter Snake by Craig Smith
Spring Peeper by Craig Smith
While walking the Town of Sudbury's Hop Brook Marsh, Craig Smith reports that he "came across a Garter Snake in the trail. It became rather upset and aggressive, probably because when it saw me approach it became distracted from its hunting, and its prey escaped. It started coiling, and trying to strike at me while I was taking its picture. The first four photos are the Garter Snake including a blurry one of it trying to strike. The fifth picture is the prey that escaped from it, a Spring Peeper."

Spotted Turtle and garter snake at Cedar Hill

June 13, 2009

Marge Fisher reports seeing a spotted turtle and a garter snake at Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough.

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