Queensnakes inhabit the edges of streams and creeks. They are non-venemous and feed mainly on crayfish. Sometimes they are observed in the daytime hanging on bushes and tree limbs overhanging a stream. Generally, though, we find them under cover rocks close to the stream edge. They are sometimes confused with Garter Snakes but the pattern on their belly is unmistakeable.
Reflections on Blue Spruce Lake show that by the end of September the leaves are just beginning to change color.