Maryland is home to 27 species and sub-species of snakes, including two with medically significant venom, the copperhead and the timber rattlesnake. Preferred herpetofauna habitat consists primarily of cover objects (logs, rocks, vegetation, and even trash) and wetlands (such as seeps, springs, and seasonal pools). The goal of the pilot program was to get a general idea of presence or absence of herpetofauna species in the County and to investigate a future index of biological integrity (IBI). They can be found in many of the stream valleys, ponds, reservoirs, and wetlands. Look under rocks, logs and tall grasses. These animals are an important part of the County's ecosystem. Create a compost pile. Hulse, C. J. McCoy, and Ellen Censky (2001) and Amphibians and Reptiles of Amphibians and reptiles found in vernal/seasonal pools are recorded, but no special search effort or data collection is applied to seasonal pools.

In addition to physical descriptions of snakes, maps depicting the distribution The remaining species are in the family Colubridae, which is the largest snake family in the world. White and White They are fairly common in the East and easily recognized by their smooth brown body. These animals are an important part of the County's ecosystem. Also under human debris and in bushy areas. All are perfectly harmless except for the Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake (light phase, dark phase). Amphibians and reptiles are easily recognized by the public, which associates them with the natural ecology of this region.

Maryland is also home to corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus). These books are recommended to anyone seeking more comprehensive information on Snakes are limbless reptiles with elongate bodies that are covered with scales.

They are long, thin snakes with a black body, and as the picture highlights, white chins. Montgomery County began a pilot program in 2001 to gather distributional data.

There are 25 different types of snakes (including sub-species) from the Family Colubridae that can be found in Maryland. They can be used as symbols of public support for their conservation and protection.

Maryland is home to 27 species and sub-species of snakes, including two with medically significant venom, the copperhead and the timber rattlesnake. Check around stone walls and debris piles. Most snakes that enter homes and garages are looking for a food source. They can be found in many of the state’s forest areas. The eggs of amphibians lack a hard outer covering and must be laid in water or in damp places. Due to the large number of genera (16) and the relatively few species within each genus (no more than two), identification of Maryland colubrids to genus is not discussed here. The species, life stage, and number of individuals found are recorded along with the method of observation (incidental stream channel, riparian, D-net/electrofishing). The methods and data were evaluated in 2007, after which a full amphibian and reptile monitoring program was established in 2008. The snake’s body color changes depending on age and location. The best way to find them is to get outside and look! of each snake species in Maryland are also included. Reptiles found in Montgomery County include four species of lizard, 17 species of snake, and nine species of turtle. Amphibian and reptile habitat is directly linked to streams, wetlands, and overall water quality. What Can I Do to Help Amphibians and Reptiles? As these animals grow into adults, most amphibians develop lungs which they use to breathe, and are capable of living both on land and in water (some salamanders never develop lungs and breathe entirely through their skin). They are a separate genera and fairly common in the Southeast. Montgomery County's only venomous snake is the Northern Copperhead. Reptiles and amphibians will come to forage for food, hide, and nest. Amphibians and reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates (having a backbone) and are collectively called herpetofauna or "herps" for short.