Presentation on modern myths and facts about snakes

Published 11:12 am Monday, July 9, 2012

Above is a garter snake in the North Pacolet River valley. (photo taken by Tim Lee. photo submitted by Pam Torlina.)

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve invite the community to an informational presentation about the Modern Myths and Facts about Snakes on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. to be held at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “the only good snakes, a dead snake” or that “snake’s travel in pairs?”
Well, naturalist Tim Lee will discuss the facts and science behind many of the myths associated with snakes. He will talk about snake behavior and the physical adaptations of snakes in order to help the audience gain a better understanding about snakes and how many of these myths began. Children and adults are welcome and there is no charge for the event.
To get to Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take N.C. Hwy. 108 E and turn left on to N.C. Hwy. 9 N toward Lake Lure. Follow N.C. Hwy. 9 N for 5 miles and turn right onto McGuinn Rd. (at the Exxon Station). Go 1 mile to the intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 2/10ths of a mile and take the first right onto Aden Green Rd. Follow Aden Green for 4/10ths of a mile and turn left on Herbarium Ln. and into Walnut Creek Preserve. Take the first left onto Conservatory Ln. which takes you to the parking area for the Nature Center.
For more information or directions from another location, please contact the Pacolet Area Conservancy at 828-859-5060 or email at
– article submitted by Pam Torlina

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