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On Saturday, September 20, staff from the Jefferson Memorial Forest will show them the respect they
deserve by hosting the Kentucky Reptile and Amphibian Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the past, Jefferson Memorial Forest has hosted a “Snake Appreciation Day,” but the
event has since “shed its skin” and has been expanded to include all reptiles and
amphibians.

“For the last several years, we have devoted a special day to snakes, to help people
learn the importance of their place in the world,” said Christa Weidner,Jefferson
Memorial Forest naturalist. “This year we wanted to include all reptiles and amphibians
in on the fun.”

The September 20 program is geared towards those of all ages and will include speakers,
booths, children’s activities and live demonstrations with reptiles and amphibians. The
Environmental Education Center also will be open for viewing animal exhibits on that
day. The program is free and open to the public.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring their cameras and a picnic lunch, but
discouraged from bringing any reptile or amphibian pets.

Directions: Jefferson Memorial Forest is located in Jefferson County off the Gene Snyder
Freeway (I-265) and I-65 just 20 minutes from downtownLouisville. The address is: 11311
Mitchell Hill Road, Fairdale. For more information, call 502/368-5404 or
visithttp://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/parks/jeffersonmemorialforest/.


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