Every year over President's Day weekend we look forward to "Reptile Weekend" which showcases reptiles--and amphibians, too!--much to the delight of Museum guests. As most of you know, the Museum specializes in exhibiting native plants and animals of Virginia. But, for this event, we bring in guest exhibitors to display exotic critters--iguanas, bearded dragons, and plenty of snakes you might not normally see if you live in Virginia. If you'd like more information about Reptile Weekend and a list of events scheduled throughout this three-day weekend (February 18-20, 2012), please check out the Museum's website.
Travis Land, our Herpetology Curator, as well as Herpetology Assistants Adrienne Pack and Maggie McCartney and a very dedicated team of volunteers, have been working long and hard to prepare for this event. Many thanks to all! Here's Travis with our alligator used in educational programs: