Wildlife Conservation Education

March, 2016

  • 1 March

    Warm weather fears

    While smaller centipedes generally can’t penetrate human skin, the bite from a large centipede can be dangerous to small children and cause pain, swelling and fever for an adult. New Mexico Wildlife magazine, NMDGF

    Everyone’s heard of the famed “lions and tigers and bears, oh my” line in the movie The Wizard of Oz as they walked gingerly down the Yellow Brick Road. But what about “spiders and scorpions and snakes?” Could the movie have had it all wrong? Well, not to diminish the …

  • 1 March

    Rattlesnakes: did you know…?

    Prairie rattlesnake. So, your basic working knowledge of a rattlesnake is: They bite, they’re venomous, and poking them with a finger is a really, really bad idea. But there’s a lot more to these fascinating reptiles. New Mexico Wildlife magazine, NMDGF

    So, your basic working knowledge of a rattlesnake is: They bite, they’re venomous, and poking them with a finger is a really, really bad idea. But there’s a lot more to these fascinating reptiles. There are two different genera of rattlesnakes: Crotalus and Sistrurus, of the subfamily Crotalinae, which includes …