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Reptiles: Snakes of Missouri
December 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Snakes are among Missouri’s most misunderstood animals. That’s unfortunate because underneath a snake’s frightful reputation is an animal that performs valuable pest-control services for humans and, with the exception of a few venomous species, is relatively harmless.
People can learn more about snakes on Dec. 28 at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free program “Reptiles: Snakes of Missouri” at MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center. This program will be from 2-3 p.m. The nature center is located in southeast Springfield at 4601 S. Nature Center Way. This program is designed for all ages. People can register for this program at:
At the Dec. 28 event, MDC Naturalist Jordanya Raos will discuss some of the common species of snakes found in Missouri. She will provide tips on how to identify the state’s venomous snakes and will also talk about the valuable pest-control services snakes provide by their hunting of mice and rats.
Though this program is free, registration is required to participate. Use the link above.