Snow Canyon State Park to offer free desert reptile awareness activities

Lizard on patio at home in Apple Valley, Utah, July 2, 2011 | Photo by Michael Rinker, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon State Park will be offering several family-friendly activities this weekend aimed at educating the public on desert reptiles.

On Friday, Ann McLuckie, a wildlife biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, will be presenting the program “Desert Reptile Awareness.”

Southern Utah has the greatest number of reptiles in the state, and McLuckie will offer attendees the chance to learn more about our reptiles and their unique desert adaptations. The event will take place at  7 p.m.

Saturday morning, McLuckie will lead a group on a hike to look for signs of reptiles. Space for the event is limited, and registration is required. The hike will take place at at 10 a.m.

Both programs are free and open to the public. To request more information, register for a program or receive a list of upcoming activities, call 435-628-2255.

Event details: 

  • What: Desert reptile awareness presentation and hike.
  • When: Presentation: Friday, 7 p.m. Hike: Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Where: Snow Canyon State Park.
  • Admission: Free.
  • For more information, call 435-628-2255.

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