Ijams graduated a whole new group of snake-ologists yesterday afternoon.
Our Snake-ology workshop was great fun! After an indoor class where we learned how to identify the 12 most common snakes in our area and shared some snake-related yummy snacks, we ventured outside to look for snakes.
The mice-eating reptiles have been plentiful this season at the nature center, one even found its way into the Visitor Center. (But, naturalist tip #19: It's really hard to sneak up on a snake with 51 people.) Still yet, we managed to find one northern brown water snake in one of our ponds.
The -ology classes @ Ijams are light-hearted and informative for the young and young-at-heart. We schedule one a month on Sunday afternoons at the nature center.
Correction: It was announced yesterday that in June it would be Hawk-ology, but the announcer (that would be moi) completely forgot about Turtle-ology. June is a very active month for the reptiles that carry their homes on their back. (And we thought we invented "mobile homes.")
Mark your calendar: Turtle-ology will be Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.
For the WBIR Channel 10 story about yesterday's Snake-ology class @ Ijams, click: Snake-ology!
Thank you, WBIR's Jerry Owens!
- Stephen Lyn Bales
|Young snake-ologists watch a rough green snake eat a cricket. Better than Animal Planet.|
|Northern brown watersnake|
|The great snake hunt begins!|