on Apr 01, 2014 02:58 PM • Views 2208

Come visit the Wildlife Commission's exhibit this Saturday at FrogFest at Crowder Park in Apex. We'll have live animals there, including frogs like this Cope's gray treefrog.

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

APEX, N.C. (April 1, 2014) — Hop on down to Crowder District Park on April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 15th Annual FrogFest, a free, family-friendly event that celebrates frogs and water quality in Wake County.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the N.C. Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NCPARC), will staff a booth featuring live animals, such as frogs, toads, salamanders and non-venomous snakes, as well as the popular “Spot the Copperhead” game where attendees can test their snake-identification skills. Staff also will have displays and information about creating a backyard habitat to attract wildlife — in particular amphibians and reptiles.

Children visiting the Wildlife Commission and NCPARC booth can get free buttons, tattoos and stickers featuring a variety of reptiles and amphibians.

Wake County Parks and Recreation hosts FrogFest the first Saturday in April each year. Along with live animals, the event also features crafts, games, live music and refreshments from local food trucks. Crowder Park is located off Ten-Ten Road at 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., in Apex. Free offsite parking and a shuttle at Middle Creek High School will be available to visitors during the event.

For more information, visit Wake County Parks and Recreation website.