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Reptile Rally this weekend at Sulphur Creek

Reptile Rally
Sami Segale

If you’re having a difficult time keeping your kids engaged in fun learning opportunities this summer while staying within your budget, check out the FREE Reptile Rally at Sulphur Creek Nature Center in Hayward on Sunday, July 26th from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society (BAARS) is featuring a full day of exploring the ways and wonders of snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises. There will be lots of animals on hand as well as amateur and professional herpetologists to tell you all about them.

The Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society is “an educational and conversational group of amateur and professional herpetologists who want to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and friendship with others interested in these fascinating creatures.” Their website has outstanding pictures as well as a listing of events, a newsletter, and even an adoption link for animals needing to be re-homed.

Those in attendance at the Reptile Rally are encouraged to bring a picnic and make a day of it. Sulphur Creek has a few picnic tables and a large lawn area with a hiking trail that extends into the Hayward Hills and a smaller trail that loops around the hills of Sulphur Creek itself. The area is beautiful and is largely shaded with convenient public restrooms, so it is a perfect location for a family outing.

If you do venture onto the hiking trails, be sure to watch for the poison oak and educate your children on what to look for.

Sunday, July 26, 2014
Sulphur Creek Nature Center
(510) 881-6747

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