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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

1800 Weedon Dr NE

St. Petersburg, Florida 33702

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There are 46 native species of snakes in Florida and most occur in the central peninsula. Despite playing important ecological roles as both predators and prey, snakes remain highly misunderstood animals. Only four venomous species occur in central Florida and these snakes present little danger when left alone. Well known local herpetologist and environmental educator George L. Heinrich (Heinrich Ecological Services) will present on why snakes are cool! Mr. Heinrich will discuss Florida snake diversity, natural history, conservation, and snake safety.

A selection of live snakes will be available for viewing and handling if participants choose to do so (we hope that you will!).

This program is recommended for all ages. For questions please contact (727)453-6500 or email weedonisland@pinellascounty.org.


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If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.


The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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