Learn about our native turtles, snakes and more

The Friends of Cherokee Marsh annual meeting will feature live animals from the Madison Area Herpetological Society. Photo by Madison Area Herpetological Society

By Jan Axelson
Friends of Cherokee Marsh

Did you know that Wisconsin is home to an amazing array of turtles, snakes, salamanders and other reptiles and amphibians? Come to the Friends of Cherokee Marsh annual meeting to learn where these animals live, which ones you can find in your garden or backyard, how to be “snake smart” and more. This presentation by the Madison Area Herpetological Society will also feature live animals.

The event is Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 am‒12 pm, at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive. At 10 am, the Friends of Cherokee Marsh will hold a short meeting to present the year in review and plans for the coming year and to elect directors. “Turtles, snakes and more — our native reptiles and amphibians” begins at 10:30 am. Everyone, members and non-members, is welcome to attend this free event.