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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.

The first part of this program (10am-11am) will be an educational presentation by Mr. Heinrich on snake biology and conservation that is best suited for older childen and adults. The second half of this program (11am-12pm) will have a selection of live snakes available for viewing and handling that is suitable for all ages. If you are only interesed in attending the second half of this program there is no need to preregister for tickets.


For questions please contact (727)453-6500 or email weedonisland@pinellascounty.org.

UF/IFAS is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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