Florida red-bellied turtle hanging out on the rocks. [Photo by Ken Canning]
Daggewring Nature Center is hosting its “Radical Reptiles” program on Oct 21. Participants will learn all about various reptiles with a naturalist. Participants will additionally meet a few reptiles on-site.
What: Radical Reptiles
When: Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Daggerwing Nature Center
Address: 11435 Park Access Road, west of Boca Raton
Who: Palm Beach County Parks and Daggerwing Nature Center
Reptiles are a unique class of animal known for being cold-blooded and covered in scales. Most reptiles lay eggs and have four legs. Common Florida reptiles include turtles, alligators, crocodiles, lizards and snakes.
The Daggerwing Nature Center was established in the late 1980s and was named after the native daggerwing butterfly. The nature center is within the Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, which spans over 800 acres in Boca Raton and includes a wide range of habitats, such as wetlands, pine flatwoods and cypress swamps.
The Daggerwing Nature Center is home to a butterfly sanctuary, elevated boardwalks and hiking trails for safe viewing of birds, reptiles and mammals in their natural habitats.