Amphibians and Reptikes with Dr. Sam Sweet
Hosted by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, come walk with Dr. Sam Sweet - UCSB professor and herpetologist extraordinaire - to learn a wealth of information about our local reptiles and amphibians, including some rare and protected species that inhabit Arroyo Hondo Preserve. Observe the California newt during its breeding season. Learn about endangered red-legged frogs and other interesting creatures. A wide variety of lizards, snakes, turtles, and frogs will be sure to fascinate all who attend.
Participants are welcome to bring their cameras and binoculars as well as a picnic lunch to eat at the picnic area by the creek after the walk. Please wear strong shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, water, and sunscreen.
Since 1985, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has worked with community groups, willing landowners and others to preserve, restore, and manage open space, wildlife habitat, and family farms and ranches throughout the county. To date, the Land Trust has helped to preserve more than 27,000 acres of natural resource and working land, including the new Rincon Bluffs Preserve, Arroyo Hondo Preserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Coronado Butterfly Preserve, Point Sal, Carpinteria Salt Marsh, and several ranches on the Gaviota Coast.
Visit sblandtrust.org for more information.
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