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Hellbenders And Copperheads And Butterflies, Oh My!

Brian Gratwicke
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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.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.