Sat, Oct 08|
Leap into Herpetology Workshop - Herp Habitat Session with Hollow Oak Land Trust
The purpose of the "Leap Into Herpetology" program at Montour Woods Conservation Area is to educate, promote and highlight the importance of the watershed that runs through the park and its inhabitants that rely on this important source. This program will focus on “herps,” (short for herptiles).
Time & Location
Oct 08, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Coraopolis, 1875 Hassam Rd, Coraopolis, PA 15108, USA
About The Event
All members of the family are welcome, but this outdoor program works best for ages 7 and up. This interactive session consists of hands-on experiences, allowing participants to explore Meeks Run, an important water source located near the pavilion in Montour Woods Conservation Area.
Participants will learn about the importance of creek connections and creating corridors for these animals to migrate safely throughout the greater watershed outside of Meek’s Run. The group will discover how to protect reptiles and amphibians by providing natural cover materials from the forest to construct habitats for them. These are known as “wildlife cribs” or “critter condos” and will benefit many other species in the watershed in addition to local herptiles.
Additional resources will be made public through the Hollow Oak Land Trust website for all those who attend and want to expand their knowledge about herps and share with others how to create habitats in their own backyards.
The program will be sectioned into three parts consisting of about 30-45 minutes for each topic: education in the pavilion with live specimens, exploring the creek and a small hike alongside it, and then building habitats for herps. Questions and answers to follow within the time frame available.
Donations for this program are not necessary but will be much appreciated so as to promote future educational programs and resources at Montour Woods Conservation Area.