RALEIGH, N.C. (March 10, 2015) — It’s going to be a hopping, slithering, slinking kind of day on March 14 at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh when the 21st annual Reptile and Amphibian Day kicks off at 9 a.m.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the North Carolina chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NCPARC), will staff an exhibit on the third floor of the museum that features live reptiles and amphibians — collectively known as “herps.”
Visitors will get a close-up view of some common herps in North Carolina, such as Eastern kingsnakes, corn snakes, marbled salamanders, painted turtles, green anoles and southern leopard frogs, just to name a few. For intrepid visitors who can muster the courage, live snakes will be available for touching.
The Commission and NCPARC have supported the event over the years to dispel myths and misconceptions about rep