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Audubon Teaches Nature: Reptiles
October 23, 2016, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
American Alligator by John Morgan.
During this twenty-sixth 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. David Frings and Jimmy Stiles will present our inaugural seminar of the 2016-2017 season: Reptiles, A Sampler.
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, and be sure to bring a camera!
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 $ $5 per adult (age 12+), $2 per child (age 4 to 11), $2 per senior (age 62+) and free for ages 3 & under. There is no charge for the ATN program.