Thursday, April 25, 2019

Learn to ID common desert snakes.

Photo from last year's event.
Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and participate in the event:
LIVING WITH SNAKES, with retired park ranger Jane Fawke
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019
Wonder Valley Community Center
80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277

Retired Park Ranger Jane Fawke will present on Living with Snakes. She will talk about identifying local venomous and non-venomous snakes, creating habitat, and will leave lots of time for Q&A. You will leave this event with a better ability to identify local snakes, and knowledge of how to safely co-exist with them.

Ms. Fawke will be bringing live, non-venomous snakes for you to see, and to help you learn to better identify them. She will be bringing a:
  • California Kingsnake
  • California Mountain kingsnake (which often gets confused with a Coral snake which are in AZ, not CA)
  • Rosy boa
  • Gopher snake
  • Long nosed snake
  • Glossy snake
  • and a special GUEST STAR!!!
All snakes will be displayed in secured, heavy-duty, plastic containers. There will be no handling of snakes by anyone. Snakes will not be removed from their containers, which will remain closed throughout the visit.

Jane Fawke volunteers as a hike leader for the Wildlands Conservancy, and gives outreach presentations for the Mojave Desert Land Trust. She is very familiar with CA fish & game laws which she will also discuss.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and participate.