Join us for a Herpetology Walk at Harris Lake!

Photo of Painted Turtle

Photo by Kristine Grayson

Please join us on Saturday, June 11th, from 9am-12pm as we look for reptiles and amphibians at Harris Lake County Park! We’ll be led by Alvin Braswell, who is retired from the N. C. State Museum of Natural Sciences, where he spent over 40 years in various curatorial roles with reptiles, amphibians, and freshwater fishes before being the Research Lab Director, and later, assuming a Deputy Museum Director for Operations position.

Alvin plans to set turtle traps the day before that we can check during our walk. He will also do some dip netting to see what may be found in the pond edge vegetation. With a little luck we may be able to see Yellow-bellied Sliders, Painted Turtles, Snapping Turtles, Eastern Mud Turtles, Musk Turtles, and possibly a snake or two and various frogs (Northern Cricket Frog, Green Frog, Green Treefrog, Bullfrog, Southern Leopard Frog). 

Registration for this event is CLOSED.

Please join us for a future event!

2 thoughts on “Join us for a Herpetology Walk at Harris Lake!

  1. Cary is also having an event during the same time so some may be drawn to their program.

    Thank you for participating in Cary’s My Tree, Our Tree Program or attending a Tree Talk. As someone interested in Cary’s trees, we invite you to the Community Voice Tree Summit on Saturday, June 11 between 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Herb Young Community Center. The Summit is an opportunity for you to learn a bit more about trees and give your thoughts on what Cary’s urban forest currently looks like and what it could look like in the future. No special tree knowledge needed. We will provide you information and ask for your preferences, experience, and suggestions on a variety of tree topics, from current programs to possibilities.

    Your feedback and ideas are part of Cary’s first Urban Forest Master Plan that will help guide the health and well-being of Cary’s urban canopy for the next ten years.

    Breakfast snacks and coffee for participants will be provided. And don’t let childcare stand between you and the trees. Cary Teen Council members are providing free childcare service to potty-trained children 3 years of age and older.

    Please don’t “leaf” your voice on the topic of Cary’s tree canopy behind. Encourage friends and neighbors to join you! Learn more, register for the summit, and let your voice be heard.

    Elizabeth McKay

    Town of Cary, Town Manager’s Office


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