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July 22, 2009 > Nature Saturday at Sulphur Creek

Nature Saturday at Sulphur Creek

From tiny Geckos to massive crocodiles, reptiles live on every continent except Antarctica. With lineage dating back to pre-historic times, these creatures evoke wonder and at times fear by their rugged and anachronistic appearance in a modern world. A completely different group of animals called amphibians was initially confused with reptiles but has found its rightful place as a separate class. These interesting animals inhabit a water habitat while young and change to air-breathers in their adult stage.

No matter what form or size, members of the Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society (BAARS) are enthralled by them. At the Sulphur Creek Reptile Rally, they will be available to talk about an unusual array of reptile and amphibian companions, their handling and special care needs. Come check out frogs, pet a 50-pound tortoise or experience a close encounter with a very large snake. BAARS would like to share their fascination of these animals that have stood the test of time.

This event is free and open to families. For those who would like to extend their stay in a fascinating natural habitat, an overnight family camping adventure is also available Saturday night. Sulphur Creek Nature Center will host an evening of live animals, s'mores, a night hike and nocturnal discoveries. Bring your own tent and sleeping bag.

This is a unique adventure opportunity for families to spend time together learning about the world of reptiles and amphibians followed by a night hike and an evening under the stars and a continental breakfast the next morning. Space is limited, so call now for registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sulphur Creek Reptile Rally
Saturday, July 25
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free

Family Camping at Sulphur Creek
Saturday, July 25
7 p.m.
$20 per person

(510) 881-6700
www.haywardrec.org

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