Gateway Story Circle, on Salem Creek Greenway. Follow signs from Washington Park parking lot, 1480 S. Broad Street.
Meet native snakes raised by Greg McGrath, amateur herpetologist and a member of the North Carolina Herpetological Society (NCHS). He will describe their habits and life cycle and allow you to handle his tame snakes. He’ll also talk about snakes seen at the Gateway Nature Preserve and why they are important for the local ecosystem.
Greg has been introducing snakes to children and their parents for years. His snakes are non-venomous and native to North Carolina. He has visited schools, pre-schools, Y’s, Scout troops, churches, museums, festivals and many back yards. Some of these visits were on behalf of the NCHS, but most came about through word of mouth.