This week was the elementary school science fair. Martin wanted to do a poster on “Iowa Snakes” and so he did.
He found photos of the 27 kinds of snakes native to Iowa, from the common garter snake, to the venemous kinds – Prairie Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Massasauga Rattlesnake, and Copperheads. I was surprised to learn that so many kinds of venomous snakes lived in the state, but many of them are restricted to the far southern corners of the state. He also brought along his toy snakes and a live snake from the biology lab.