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The Diverse Reptiles of Arroyo Hondo with Dr. Sam Sweet

September 28 @ 8:22 am

Join talented teacher Dr. Sam Sweet for a second outing in search of the many reptiles of our canyon. Arroyo Hondo is home to an impressive diversity of species including ringnecked snakes, two different kingsnakes, and a variety of other snakes and lizards. We will also search for the western pond turtle in the riparian area.

Dr. Sam Sweet is a fascinating field trip leader and professor of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at UCSB, specializing in the amphibians and reptiles of our region.


Each spring, we host a series of special educational walks guided by local experts. All walks will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Arroyo Hondo Barn and will end at or before noon. Participants are welcome to bring their cameras 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.

Donation per walk: $25 payable in advance by credit card to the Land Trust or in cash upon arrival at Arroyo Hondo.

Children under 15: $10

Funds earned through this series will help with upkeep of the Preserve.

Registration is required and can be accessed here.



September 28, 2022
8:22 am
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