The timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is regularly a species of interest among amateurs and experts. This species has the largest range of any rattlesnake and can be found from New England south to Florida, on the eastern coast of the United States, and west from Minnesota to Texas. This species is facing severe declines acrossRead More
Author: Jonathan Adamski
Jon currently lives in southern New York where he is continuing his research on timber rattlesnakes. Jon received his M.S. from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where he conducted research on how human disturbance effects population size of timber rattlesnakes. His research background includes anthropogenic habitat disturbance, timber rattlesnakes, fence lizards, worm snakes, pollinators, and ecology. Jon is currently teaching online for the Upward Bound program as a biological instructor where he has taught biology, chemistry, physics, herpetology, and general science. In his free time Jon enjoys board games, video games, hiking, photography, and helping with various educational groups on FaceBook.
What is a Species?
It seems there are members who are unsure what a species is, why we use this term, and why scientific nomenclature is preferred to common names. The use of scientific nomenclature dates to the 1700’s with Carl Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy. Linnaeus was the first to organize and assign names to specific organismsRead More