Hellbenders And Copperheads And Butterflies, Oh My! | WYPR

Hellbenders And Copperheads And Butterflies, Oh My!

Sep 21, 2020

A hellbender in the Reptile Discovery Center at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Credit Brian Gratwicke / Flickr Creative Commons

Restoring a meadow habitat, protecting vernal pools, searching for the Eastern Hellbender--the Susquehannock Wildlife Society spans 20 acres in Harford County.

Executive director Scott McDaniel gives us an update on the construction of the Wildlife Center. He tells why education about the natural world is an essential part of conservation, and introduces us to the Eastern Copperhead snake. Is it menacing or misunderstood? Read more about the predatory instincts of copperheads here.