“Radical Reptiles” travel from Cattus Island to the Berkeley library

Krystal Smida, a naturalist from Cattus Island park, exhibited a corn snake to children at the Berkeley library branch.

Krystal Smida, a naturalist from Cattus Island park, exhibited a corn snake to children at the Berkeley library branch.

TOMS RIVER – Resident reptiles of Cattus Island County Park visited children at Ocean County Library’s Berkeley branch, 30 Station Rd., Bayville on Friday August 1.

 

Krystal Smida, a naturalist from Cattus Island brought preserved and live animals native to Ocean County to teach children about their habitat, diet, anatomy and how to protect the environment. After children learned about the different species they examined a live box turtle, mud turtle, terrapin turtle, and a corn snake.

 

Cattus Island will present “Radical Reptiles” at the Tuckerton branch, 380 Bay Ave., 609-296-1470 on 2 p.m. Monday August 11.

 

The programs are free and open to the public but registration is required. To register telephone the branch or go to the library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org , click on the “Events & News” icon, then click on “Calendar of Events.”

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