Eastern Ribbonsnake
Their shoreline vegetation provides habitat for wildlife
Surveying for ribbonsnakes

Eric and Judy Cole live in North Brookfield in a house built by Judy’s great, great, great, grandfather in 1820. Their property borders a river and two lakes and they share their property with a multitude of species such as flying squirrels, herons, snakes, turtles, old white ash trees, common nighthawks, and owls. Judy grew up on this property and has seen Eastern Ribbonsnakes every year since she was a child. Enjoying and observing the wildlife around them is a natural part of their day-to-day life. Judy keeps a journal of “nature notes” and Eric walks their property daily looking for wildlife . They report their Eastern Ribbonsnake sightings to the Recovery Team and enjoy being a part of the recovery effort.