Rockin' Reptiles offers unique opportunities for the public


Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle, Indiana, is hosting its annual fall special event on Sunday, September 16 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

This year the theme is Rockin’ Reptiles, where visitors can discover the amazing world of these often-misunderstood animals.

We share our world with reptiles but often know little about them. What reptiles are native to Indiana? Do we have venomous snakes in our state? What does cold-blooded mean? We’ll answer these questions and more at Rockin’ Reptiles!

The highlight of the afternoon will be the Potawatomi Zoo’s “Zoo To You” outreach program, which will present a live reptile program at 2:30. They will also host a “meet-and-greet” with the animals before and after the program.

The Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake will sell hot dogs and s’mores (with a campfire available for roasting), as well as other snacks and beverages, with proceeds benefiting park programs.

Families can also investigate the park’s collection of turtle shells and snake skins, make a reptile-themed craft, play T-Rex cornhole and the turtle-egg-laying game, and create giant dinosaur footprints!

Hop on the tractor-pulled hay wagon to get around the park and visit the brand-new Prairie StoryWalk (created in partnership with the St. Joseph County Public Library.)

There is an $8/vehicle entrance fee. Bendix Woods County Park is located on Timothy Road, just south of S.R. 2 in New Carlisle, nine miles west of the US 20/31 Bypass.

For more information, visit our website at www.sjcparks.org or phone 574/654-3155.

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