Reptiles visit Greene Oaks


Submitted photos GCP&T Naturalist Mel Grosvenor introduces “Clementine,” a young box turtle to audience members at Greene Oaks.


Greene Oaks residents had varying responses when it was time to meet the snakes that were used for educational purposes.


Many residents were surprised by the ‘feel’ of the snakes when they chose to actually feel one of the reptiles.


Greene County News

XENIA — Turtles and snakes — oh my — came to visit Greene Oaks in Xenia when a Greene County Parks & Trails (GCP&T) naturalist stopped by with a program on Greene County reptiles.

GCP&T naturalist Mel Grosvenor introduced residents to a variety of turtles and snakes that can be found at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center and are used for educational purposes.

Residents enjoyed learning about the various reptiles and even meeting a few during the morning program.

Staff naturalists frequently visit local schools, preschools and senior living communities to bring GCP&T programs directly to them. Although field trips to park sites are encouraged, the agency realizes some organizations or residents cannot travel to varying locations.

“We love sharing about Greene County Parks & Trails and about all of the Greene County’s natural world,” Bednar says. “No matter what our age, there is something so thrilling about our history or the world right outside our door.”

For more information about Greene County Parks & Trails or to schedule a program call 937-562-6440, email info@gcparkstrails.com or visit www.gcparkstrails.com.

Submitted photos GCP&T Naturalist Mel Grosvenor introduces “Clementine,” a young box turtle to audience members at Greene Oaks.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_turtle1.jpgSubmitted photos GCP&T Naturalist Mel Grosvenor introduces “Clementine,” a young box turtle to audience members at Greene Oaks.

Greene Oaks residents had varying responses when it was time to meet the snakes that were used for educational purposes.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_snake1.jpgGreene Oaks residents had varying responses when it was time to meet the snakes that were used for educational purposes.

Many residents were surprised by the ‘feel’ of the snakes when they chose to actually feel one of the reptiles.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_snake2.jpgMany residents were surprised by the ‘feel’ of the snakes when they chose to actually feel one of the reptiles.
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