Coloring Page: The ABCs of Ohio Plants & Animals | G

We’re giving you some fun coloring activities! Here, you’ll find a fun coloring sheet featuring the ABCs of Ohio’s native flora and fauna.

Did you know that both the eastern garter snake’s common name and scientific name derive from how its stripes resemble old-fashioned sock garters? Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis is a combination of Ancient Greek and New Latin that means “bush snake that looks like a garter strap.”

Education Manager Suzanne recently ran into an eastern garter snake while out for a walk. Though they seem tough, garter snakes have no fangs and their gums outsize their teeth considerably.

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