This Tuesday, I took a group of pre-service biology teachers on a short field trip to Baldwin Woods to introduce them to spring wildflowers. We got an unexpected surpise: A large female Smooth Earth Snake. You may recall an earlier post from the Ks Bio Survey looking for help finding new populations of this snake. George and Bill are still looking for more. If you are in eastern KS, consider taking time out to look for earth and red belly snakes over the next couple of weeks.