University of Kansas Field Station

Legacy Data on Snakes

Smooth Earth Snake (Virginia valeriae)
Photo by George Pisani
Smooth Earth Snake (Virginia valeriae) Photo by George Pisani
Dr. Henry S. Fitch began his pioneering research on the snake fauna of the Fitch Natural History Reservation in 1948; these data span more than 50 years. The Kansas Biological Survey, with Dr. Fitch's cooperation and encouragement, is converting his data and field notes from original hard-copy materials to an electronic format. For an update on the project, please contact George Pisani at the Kansas Biological Survey.