Latin nameOpheodrys vernalis blanchardi
Indiana and southwestern Ohio west to Saskatchewan, Wyoming and southeastern Texas. West of the Mississippi River most populations are scattered.
Range in Ohio
Southwestern corner of the state, including Butler, Hamilton and Fayette Counties.
Moist grassy areas in meadows, marshes, and in fields along forest edges.
The Smooth Green Snakes are diurnal. Although it is a good climber, this snake typically is terrestrial. While moving through grass and low shrubs the color of this snake provides excellent camouflage. Individuals often hibernate together in large numbers.