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June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Field Trip: Reptiles & Amphibians, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve with John Rakestraw

On this outing, we will be searching for a variety reptiles and amphibians. We will discuss techniques for finding and identifying animals with minimal disturbance to them and their habitat. Binoculars are recommended. 

Meet at the Jackson Bottom Nature Center Parking lot, ready to go at 9:00 AM. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.

$85 – $115
A close up of the face of a Rough-skinned Newt.
Rough-skinned Newt by Rhett Wilkins

Learn how to find herps!

Join John Rakestraw to search for a variety reptiles and amphibians at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve.

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Distance: ~ 3 miles
Elevation Changes: mostly flat
Trail Conditions: gravel, packed earth
Pacing: Slow
Rest Stops: None
Sun Exposure: Full
Amenities: Restroom at Nature Center

Trip Details

  • Leader: John Rakestraw
  • Date and time: June 2, 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants


June 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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