RIDGEFIELD, CONN. -- It's the Year of the Snake and the Ridgefield Discovery Center wants to teach you about the many snakes native to Connecticut.
The event is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 4 at Aldrich Park. It is free for members and $7 for non-members.
Come and explore the park in the hopes of finding some of the reptiles that call this woodland home. This year has been proclaimed the Year of the Snake by Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division to raise awareness for snake conservation.
Join the center to learn more about Connecticut's snake population. There are 14 native snake species found in the state. Only two of the 14 native snake species are venomous -- the northern copperhead and timber rattlesnake. You also will learn about some common traits all snakes share.
Preregistration is required to allow for material preparation. You can register online here.
This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Park and Recreation Department.
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