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Leap into Herpetology: Intro to the Reptiles & Amphibians

Leap into Herpetology:  Intro to the Reptiles & Amphibians – Sunday, May 16, 2021

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Pavilion #7 McDanel’s Launch Area (North Shore) - Moraine


Join local naturalist, April Claus as she introduces you to things that creep, swim and slither in the diverse habitats at our beloved Moraine State Park!  April will show you the differences between native “herp” species using touchable models, turtle shells and other educational materials.  Learn how to identify frogs and toads by their call!  The second hour of the event will be spent on a herp hike, looking for live specimens.  This will help you to sharpen your identification skills and learn more about the microhabitat needed to support these secretive creatures.  You will be amazed at the important role these animals play in our park's ecosystem!  Recommended Age & Hike Difficulty:  Appropriate for children ages 7 and up.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Be prepared to walk on uneven/sloped terrain and enter small streams for a critter search.  Rain Plan:  If it is raining, the program will still take place, however thunder and/or lightning may result in delay of program or cancellation.  Pre-registration required.  To register call the park office at 724 368-8811.  Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed.  Please bring a facemask or covering.     

Sunday, May 16 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Moraine State Park
225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville, PA 16051-2031


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Hiking and Walking



Target Audience

Children, Families

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