A photo essay of the various plants and animals encountered by students at Elms Environmental Education Center.
This is a redbellied snake found by enthusiastic 3rd grades while hiking to our vernal pools at Elms. They are most common in or around the margins of wetlands.
They can be 4 - 10 in (10 - 25 cm) long and their color is variable but you will know one when you see one because of the diagnostic orange to red underbelly.
They feed nearly exclusively on slugs.