Today finally makes its official debut. The domain name was registered in early June and parts of the site have been linked to for the past month or so, but it’s been planned for many years. (And procrastinated, as other, less-intimidating tasks got in the way.)

Even so, like many ships at their christening, this site is being launched when it’s not quite finished. It’s a big undertaking. Lots of work remains to be done — and you can help, with articles, contributions to species description pages, and more.

For now, here’s what’s available:

In the future — and with your help — I hope to be able to have the following:

The idea behind this site was to provide a massive source of information about garter snakes for amateur enthusiasts. It’s not quite there yet, but this site is ready enough that the public can have a look at it. Check back often to see the latest changes!