According to reptile experts this April Fool's Day, eastern timber rattlesnakes are on the increase in Essex due to climate warming. More of the local rattlers are getting through the less chilly winters, and with longer feeding seasons the population is expanding. Craig Crotalus … [Read more...] about Snakes and Earthquakes
Essex is the center of a bicycling paradise. The roads are wide and in fairly good condition, local drivers provide wide berth and the scenery is quietly beautiful. The hamlet of Essex is at the bottom of all the hilly roads leading into it, so if you start in the hamlet, you’ll … [Read more...] about Biking in Essex: Amazing Adventures for All!
Now that spring is just around the corner, I called the chair of the herpetology department at Plattsburgh State, Dr. C. Horridus, for an update on the local timber rattlesnake situation. Essex is home to a number of the rattlers on Split Rock Mountain. Dr. Horridus told me that, … [Read more...] about Rattlesnakes, Rumbling, and Rock