Amphibians and Reptiles - Mysterious and Misunderstood

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Event Date(s): Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Hellbender Photo by Twan Leenders

Join us at Pfeiffer Nature Center as we explore the lifestyles and habits of some of our most mysterious and misunderstood wildlife friends – amphibians and reptiles! This event is packed with all kinds of fun for children and adults.  Meet Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Karen Moran as she shares her first-hand experiences rehabilitating these amazing creatures.  Spend time with Pfeiffer Nature Center volunteers as they share natural history and cool facts about our native frogs and salamanders.  Enjoy hands-on herpetological arts and crafts. Visit the cabin at 10:30 am and enjoy a “talk” by local conservation biologist Robin Foster where she will discuss the hellbender, our largest salamander and “living fossil”. 

Have your picture taken with SAM (short for Slimy And Misunderstood) – our human-sized hellbender mascot.  Come along for a hike led by Robin and fellow biologist Adam Haines to explore the trails of the Lillibridge preserve in search of snakes, frogs, and salamanders.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the biology and importance these animals play in our local ecosystem and how we can help support and protect them. 

This event will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  Fee:  Free for members and children under 13, $3 for non-members.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Register by 4pm Thursday, August 17th.  Sign up on the programs calendar on our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org or contact the office at 716-933-0187.  

Photo Credit:  Twan Leenders. 

Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way Funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.  

For more information on this event please visit http://www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org

This event will be held at:

Lillibridge Property
1974 Lillibridge Rd.
Portville, NY 14770
United States
42° 5' 37.0896" N, 78° 19' 27.39" W
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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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