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Audubon Teaches Nature: Reptiles
November 22, 2015, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
The 2015-16 Season of Audubon Teaches Nature
Co-sponsored by the
Birmingham Audubon Society, the Alabama Wildlife Center,
the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center and Friends of Oak Mountain
Reptiles, A Sampler
Alabama 4-H Science School and David Frings, Guest Speakers
Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Oak Mountain Interpretive Center
Reptiles are among the most ancient animals on the planet, having existed for over 300 million years. Modern reptiles inhabit every continent except Antarctica. They number in excess of 10,000 species, and of these 93 are indigenous to Alabama: one crocodile, 12 lizard, 49 snake and 31 turtle species. Four lizard species have been introduced. Today’s program will include a sampling of live native and non-native species, affording close-up views of their unique adaptations. Your kids will love this program. Come and feed Walter the 75 lb. Sulcata Tortoise and be sure to bring a camera!
During this twenty-fifth year of Audubon Teaches Nature we will explore and celebrate the diversity of Alabama’s natural history. These seminars will provide you with the knowledge and skills to allow you to more fully enjoy your time in the field, whether birding, botanizing, hiking or biking. Audubon Teaches Nature will give you the unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of Alabama’s leading naturalists ~ authorities who are willing to share their years of experience and special knowledge to make your outdoor experiences more enjoyable. Our programs are designed to showcase the beauty and natural history of Oak Mountain State Park and the central Alabama region.
Programs are held at the Alabama Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain State Park, and the adjacent Oak Mountain Interpretive Center. Admission to the park is $3.00 per person, but the program itself is free. Click here to see the entire Audubon Teaches Nature 2015/16 Schedule.