Return of the Snakes!

Saturday, June 10, 2017 10am – 4pm at Serpent Mound

Back-to-Back Educational Presentations on Herps – –  Live reptile displays and kids activities all day!
Event is free with $8/vehicle parking fee. Event is under shelter and will go on rain or shine.


The Ohio Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Shawnee Nature Center, Crawford Park District, OSU’s Stone Lab, and Arc of Appalachia invite you to join us for Return of the Snakes! – an exciting herpetology event at Serpent Mound. This event is a confluence of many herpetology groups from across the state coming together to share their knowledge and experience in the field of reptile and amphibian conservation. Many species of native snakes, turtles and lizards will be on live display, and will be featured in the educational presentations that will be ongoing throughout the day. This is a chance to get up front and personal with reptiles, and overcome your fears if you have them, of these valuable, beautiful and sadly diminishing wild animals native to Ohio. Although reptiles will be highlighted on this day, some of our native amphibians will also share center stage.

Ohio Herp Experts Converging at Serpent Mound!

Attend free Educational Presentations Led by Herpetology Experts including:

  • Doug Wynn, expert on Timber Rattlesnakes and co-editor of “Amphibians of Ohio”
  • Steve Spear,  Director of Wildlife Ecology at The Wilds
  • Kristin Stanford, Education and Outreach Coordinator at OSU’s Stone Lab
  • Tom Beauvais, researcher of historical Massasauga rattlesnake and contributor to Herpetological Review 
  • Nick Smeenk, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Research Associate with the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership at The Ohio State University
  • John Howard, freelance naturalist and wildlife/nature photographer 
  • Jenny Richards, naturalist at Shawnee State Park
  • Shawn Conner, naturalist at Heuston Woods State Park


Learn More About Our Speakers

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Programs are suitable for both adults and children.


This event is co-sponsored by: