of Narcisse, Manitoba
and in-your-face photos of the snakes
of Narcisse by Paul Hancock
Snake Pits (Wikipedia article)
of Canada: The Snakes of Narcisse
Garter Snakes of Narcisse by Lori Pollock
mating game, snake style by Sy Montgomery
Wonders of Canada: Narcisse Snake Dens, Manitoba
snake dens by Jonathan Crowe (great pictures too!)
Snake Scientist by Sy Montgomery
(photos by Nic Bishop)
for link to the
symbol to view exciting film
footage of the red-sided gartersnakes (8 minutes, en
interview with Bob
Mason (a biologist at Oregon State University).
and Place: The Snakes of Narcisse (WestWind Pictures, distributed
by National Film Board of Canada, 22 minutes in length)
rayées de Narcisse, Manitoba (Source distributeurs
de films et vidéos, 25 minutes; also available in English)
*exellent* 95-page teaching resource (for grades 4 to 10), Les
couleuvres rayées de Narcisse, Manitoba: Cahier Pédagogique
(The Red-Sided Garter Snakes of Narcisse, Manitoba: Teachers'
Guide) has been published by Manitoba's Bureau de l'éducation
française (1999). Included is a bibliography (many of
the resources listed are in English).
(See also the small brochure Les
couleuvres de Narcisse.)
Publishing has published an interesting book entitled Snakes
(by Rachel Firth and Jonathan Sheikh-Miller, 2001). The book
is complemented by many useful internet resources on the Usborne
site (including photographs, film footage, slide shows,
quizzes, other internet resources and fascinating facts). Enter
the word snakes as your keyword to access these resources.
Federation has created a great poster about snakes for their
About... poster series. It introduces Canada's 24 snakes,
their behaviours and habitats. And it explains how snakes are
a boon to gardeners and why they should be welcomed, not feared.
(It also advises how to prepare for a snake encounter—"should
you be so lucky!").