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Slithery but NOT Slimy: The Snakes of Tanglewood

Posted on 7/18/2012 by Paige Donham and Rebecca Woodcock

Slithery but NOT Slimy: The Snakes of Tanglewood

On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Tanglewood Park will continue its annual summer series: Tuesdays at Tanglewood with the Slithery but NOT Slimy-Snakes of Tanglewood program. View a PowerPoint presentation of the park’s common snake residents. Hear myths dispelled and learn about the essential roles that snakes play in ecosystems. Get tips for identifying and avoiding encounters with venomous residents. The presentation will end with an opportunity to meet Cornelius the Corn Snake (bring a camera for photo opportunities).

To participate in the Snakes of Tanglewood program, meet at Walnut Hall at 10:00 am. All programs last approximately one hour.

The summer programs feature a variety of nature activities and will be free to the public, with the exception of the $2 per car Tanglewood Park entrance fee for all programs at Shelter 2 and Walnut Hall. Registered RV campers and annual pass holders do not pay the entrance fee.

Participants should bring their own sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, and wear comfortable hiking clothes and shoes. The programs are designed for all ages, but children ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


General Park Information

  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Passenger Vans and Buses
    • $2.00 - All other vehicles
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $50.00 for passenger vans and buses and $25.00 for all other vehicles. Entrance fees and annual passes do not include admission to special events.