Reptile Day returns to Wehr Nature Center June 10

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Reptile Day is returning to the Wehr Nature Center this weekend.

From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on June 10, you'll be able to get up close and personal with snakes, turtles, and lizards. 

Families will see and learn about a variety of reptiles and amphibians from Wisconsin and around the world. Experts, including wildlife biologist Randy Hetzel and members of the Madison Area Herpetological Society, will present their animals, give visitors the opportunity to touch or hold the critters, answer questions about reptiles in the wild, and discuss responsible ownership of reptiles as pets.

In addition to the critter show-and-tell, Milwaukee County Parks staff and volunteers will lead nature hikes, at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., in search of basking turtles, croaking frogs, and sunning snakes.

There will also be a variety of children's reptile-themed craft activities.

General admission for Reptile Day is $3 per person, $2 per Friends of Wehr member. Parking is $3.50 per car.

For more information call Wehr Nature Center at (414) 425-8550 or click here.

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