New Shelter Installed At Camp Cedarwin To Improve Snake Protection

Thursday September 26th, 2019

Posted at 6:55pm

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Snakes in the Cedar Creek watershed are benefitting from two new shelters constructed in the early spring by the Friends of Cedar, Mill and Wigle Creeks.

“Snakes are cold-blooded, so their body temperature is the same as the environment they are in. They seek out shelter to hide from extreme elements and potential predators such as birds of prey,” said Alan Batke, Chairperson of the Friends of Cedar, Mill, Wigle Creeks.

“They enjoy hiding out in underground burrows, under rocks, logs or bushes, in tree trunks, or under anything that offers protection in their habitat. Since the shelters went up, we have noticed a few different species basking on the logs and burrowing inside the shelter.”

The Friends of Cedar, Mill and Wigle Creeks meet monthly to discuss environmental topics related to the Cedar, Mill and Wigle Creek watersheds.

Additional conservation efforts undertaken by the group includes the installation of a Turtle Crossing Area road sign on Arner Townline, north of the bridge crossing Cedar Creek in partnership with the County of Essex.

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