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Diverse Reptiles of Arroyo Hondo Preserve with Dr. Sam Sweet

May 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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: Free to current members, Nonmember adult: $25 payable in advance by credit card. Children under 15: $10. To pay by check, please contact the office. (805) 966-4520

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

Advance registration is required and is available here.


May 20, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
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2625 Miller St. #101
Santa Maria, CA 93445 United States
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