Our popular Family Fridays are back!
Meet the feathered, hairy and scaly creatures that live near and far. Family Friday programs are for children and adults, open to all, and free with paid admission to the garden. Designed to develop an appreciation of the natural world, these programs will inform and delight participants of all ages. These popular programs meet in the Education Center at 10:30am.
Snakes and Frogs
Tom Tyning, Reptile Expert
This program, designed for families, is an introduction to local amphibians and reptiles, animals that are both fascinating and elusive. More than 30 different frogs, salamanders, turtles and snakes inhabit Berkshire County, and we know little, if anything, about many of them. Professor Tom Tyning will encourage families to get to know these animals, from tadpoles and turtles to salamanders and snakes. A small collection of local live animals, including snakes, will be available for close examination.
Tom Tyning is Professor of Environmental Science at Berkshire Community College. He specializes in reptiles and amphibians in his research and actively researches local rattlesnake populations.