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Searching for Snakes: A Garter Snake Interpretive Walk

Are they garter snakes, gardener snakes, or red racers? What’s the difference? How many species are there? And are rattlesnakes actually invading Western Washington? All of these questions and more will be answered by Leonard Jones, a University of Washington graduate student studying the population genetics of garter snakes across the San Juan Archipelago.

Join Leonard on a walk through Hummel Lake Preserve, while he simultaneously looks for garters and shares what makes them (and other snakes) so special.

Children of all ages are welcome, clothes and shoes that can get a little dirty (in the event of post-rain mud) are preferred.

Limited space available. RSVP to Tanja Williamson at 360-378-4402 or email tanjaw@sjclandbank.org.

Directions from Lopez Village: From the Village Park, follow Lopez Road east out of town to stop sign. Turn right onto Fisherman Bay Road. Turn onto Hummel Lake Road. Turn right onto Center Road and continue past Hummel Lake. Turn left at Hummel Lake Preserve entrance sign and park at end of driveway.

Hummel Lake Preserve, Lopez Island: 11:30am – 1:00pm

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