Return of the Snakes!

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10am – 4pm at Serpent Mound

Event is free with $8/vehicle parking fee. Event is under shelter and will go on rain or shine.


Return of the Snakes is a family-friendly event featuring up-close encounters with some of nature’s most beautiful yet misunderstood creatures. Several types of snakes, lizards, salamanders, and turtles will be on display throughout the day, and their expert caretakers will be on-site to answer your questions about these remarkable animals. Learn about their natural history and current conservation efforts to protect declining species. This event is free and open to the public, and cosponsored by the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, Shawnee State Park, and Ohio History Connection.

Special presentations by naturalists and herpetology experts will be given throughout the day. Join Jenny Richards, naturalist at Shawnee State Park to learn about “Best practices for handling and care of herps,” Charlene Hopkins, Graduate Student at Ohio University for “Amphibian Ecology & Conservation,” Erin Cashion, Curator of Natural History for Ohio History Connection for “It’s Not a Copperhead: Mythbusting Snake Encounters in Ohio,” and Vince Howard, Field Herpetologist for “Mudpuppies.” The talks are free to attend, with $8/vehicle parking fee. 

See photos from previous events, taken by Kathryn Cubert: