The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service provides extended information about Kentucky’s spiders and snakes.
Urban Spider Chart
This chart by Blake Newton and Lee Townsend, Extension Entomology, of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, helps you with the identification of 19 spiders that are commonly encountered in homes, buildings, yards, and other urban environments. Click on any of the photos to read more about that specific spider.
Kentucky Snake Identification
This area has photos of 21 snakes, broken down by region. Once you go to the region, you can click on each photo to read more about each of the snakes.
At the top of the main page, you can also click to search each snake by these terms: venomous, nonvenomous, backyard snakes, patterned, solid, striped, common name, and species name.