Central Florida’s warm, humid climate with abundant vegetation and water provides optimal rough green snake habitat. Average temperatures range from low 70sF (22C) in north Florida to the upper 70sF (25C) in south Florida. Hot summers see highs in the 90sF (30sC). Annual rainfall exceeds 50 inches (1270 mm).
Wooded areas, shrublands, swamps, marshes, and suburb gardens offer the mix of open sunny basking sites and shaded vegetation that rough green snakes favor. Rotting logs, compost piles, and moist soil provide cover. Lakes, ponds, and slow streams provide hydration, prey, and egg-laying sites.
Developed areas are readily colonized by rough green snakes if suitable vegetation is present. Gardens, parks, golf courses, and landscaped corporate campuses can all support rough green snake populations. Rural pastures, orchards, and timber plantations also provide habitat. Overall, central Florida offers ideal conditions for rough green snakes.