Narcisse Garter Snakes Will Be Late This Year

Red-sided Garter Snakes at the Narcisse Snake Dens will be a little late emerging from hibernation this year, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. Normally out by the first weekend in April, the snakes are not expected to be “worth the trip” until early May, says a Manitoba government biologist — a result of the extended cold over the past winter. A status page lets potential visitors know whether there’s any action going on at the dens.