Thursday, June 20, 2013

Have you ever seen a Queen snake?

Queen snake

The Queen snake is a small, harmless snake that lives along rocky ponds and rivers, including the Grand River in Lake County.  They have the most specialized diet of any snake in Ohio, eating only crayfish.  These have become uncommon in Ohio, and they are protected as a Species of Concern. 

Hidden Valley Park
Sunday, July 14 • 1 to 4 pm

To learn more about Queen snakes and the other reptiles and amphibians that live in the Grand River, swim, hop or slither down to the river at Lake Metroparks' annual River Jamboree. This year we will get up-close and personal with some of the Grand River’s more intimidating creatures: snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders.

Head down to the river to look for
  • Northern Water Snake
  • Snapping Turtle
  • Green Frog
  • Bullfrog
  • Pickerel Frog

Other activities:
  • Live reptile and amphibians on display
  • Get your feet wet on a guided search to find wild snakes, frogs and more
  • Reptile and amphibian related games and activities
  • Receive a FREE reptile or amphibian guide
  • FREE Public Access of Waterways (Rivers edition) 
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources


Admission is free. Pre-registration is required. 
Cick here to register online or call registration at 
440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226.