GA Pine Snake Program & HikeName: GA Pine Snake Program & HikeDate: April 13, 2019Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDTWebsite: http://www.pettitpreserve.orgEvent Description:
Most of us avoid snakes at all costs, but not Bryan Hudson, a herpetologist who co-founded Project Pine Snake in 2012. Learn more about the harmless but the increasingly rare northern pine snake also known as a “bull snake” because of it’s ability to blow or hiss loudly. Bryan will discuss the natural history and conservation of Pine Snakes and discuss two wildlife research projects that seek to engage community members. Presentations at 10:30 & 11:30 am and will include a live pine snake.
The Preserve will be open 10 am – 5 pm for hiking on your own. Admission is $3 per person/max $10 per family or FREE to members and includes parking & hiking. Visitors may hike one of the Preserve’s three trails that range in length from a stroll of .25 mi to a 1.7 mi loop trail around the lake.
Leashed dogs are welcome, but the trails do not accommodate strollers. Please arrive no later than 4 pm so you will have time to finish your hike before we close.
Directions: We are located off Douthit Bridge Rd, accessed only from Hwy 61 (between Cartersville & Dallas). Since our location is off the beaten path, many map programs do NOT provide accurate directions. Use the info on our Contact Us page. Or for GPS, use "Douthit Bridge Rd, Dallas, 30132", then follow signs.
About the Presenter: Bryan has been interested in reptile ecology and conservation at least since his college days. He received a B.A. in Biology from Piedmont College, a M.S. in biology from Georgia College and State University, and is currently working on his PhD at Clemson University. Over the years, Bryan has worked with the GA DNR on Bog Turtles and Green Salamanders and the Orianne Society on Timber Rattlesnakes. His current research investigates how habitat management strategies can influence population trends and conservation planning for rare species.