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Herpetofauna diversity on Fort Campbell

 

Written by Spc. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “Snakes are unfairly persecuted in ways that are not tolerated for other animals, either domestic or wildlife.” said Dr. Chris Gienger, a herpetology professor at Austin Peay State University.

Spring is here and with it comes warmer weather. Families begin going out on hikes and enjoying the outdoors. Those people enjoying the outdoors should be mindful of the wildlife on and around Fort Campbell as they’re exploring. They should make sure to know what to look for while on the trail.

Herpetology is the branch of zoology which deals with the study of reptiles and amphibians such as snakes, turtles, and iguanas.

A Ribbon snake, a harmless, non-venomous, docile snake found near marshy areas. These snakes are found on Fort Campbell. (Spc. Patrick Kirby 40th Public Affairs Detachment.)

A Ribbon snake, a harmless, non-venomous, docile snake found near marshy areas. These snakes are found on Fort Campbell. (Spc. Patrick Kirby 40th Public Affairs Detachment.)

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LBL to hold Cool Critters Day with Birds, Bugs, Snakes, and more

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Get an up-close look at live tropical birds, check out reptiles from around the world, touch a tarantula, and visit with domestic petting zoo animals during Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station. The event lasts from 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday, July 16th, 2016.

“If your children like animals, they’ll love Cool Critters Day,” says Nature Station naturalist, Aviva Yasgur. “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a variety of interesting, exotic critters and see them up-close.”

Sulcata Tortoise A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

Sulcata Tortoise
A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for August 6th through August 9th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Port Royal Trail of Tears, Wildflower Walk, Cave Hike, Evening Hike and Herpetological Morning Hike.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park adds additional Programs for July 8th and July 9th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Morning Hike, Sinkhole in a Bottle, Herpetological Morning Hike and Forest Food Web.

Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave State Park

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 7th through July 11th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Port Royal Birds, Snake Stalking, Cave Hike, Port Royal Hike and the Secret World of Bats.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Friends of Dunbar Cave’s Spring Fling event to be held May 10th, 2014

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave have announced the schedule for this year’s Spring Fling event to be held (rain or shine) on May 10th, 2014.  All activities begin at the Visitor’s Center and are free of charge.  Snacks will be provided for a modest donation. Children must supervised by an adult.

Come out and enjoy a day of free, family fun.

Reptiliacs at Dunbar Cave's Spring Fling

Reptiliacs at Dunbar Cave’s Spring Fling

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LBL Cool & Crawly Critters Day, July 13th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Hey parents! Bring your kids to Land Between the Lakes Cool & Crawly Critters Day where they can get an up-close look at bugs, snakes, turtles, fish, and more!

Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area offers the event at Woodlands Nature Station on Saturday, July 13th, 2013, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Event admission fee is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $4.00 ages 5-12, age 4 and under are FREE. All programs are included with admission fee. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Learn About Snakes at LBL's Cool & Crawly Critters Day. (Land Between the Lakes)

Learn About Snakes at LBL’s Cool & Crawly Critters Day. (Land Between the Lakes)

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6th Annual Elk and Bison Prairie Celebration at Land Between the Lakes September 15th, 2012

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Celebrate the wonders of the Elk and Bison Prairie on Saturday, September 15th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Golden Pond Visitor Center in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.

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The Kentucky Reptile Expo is coming to Bowling Green, Kentucky

 

Bowling Green, KY – If you love reptiles and amphibians, you will not want to miss the Kentucky Reptile Expo on August 6th, 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Jarrod Greer purchased Kentucky Reptile Expo about five years ago.  At that time, it had been held in Shelbyville, Kentucky.  Greer moved it to Shepherdsville about a year later.  Last year, Greer decided to turn it into a traveling reptile expo for 2011 and has done successful shows in Hopkinsville, Bowling Green, Shepherdsville, Corbin and other cities in Kentucky.

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Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave this Saturday

 

Save the Date!  This Saturday, May 1st, is the Annual Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave State Park. Outdoor activities for the entire family start at 7:00 am with a Bird Hike and ends with canoeing on Swan Lake in the afternoon.

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