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Lake Thoreau Environmental Center

SoPro Herpetology Hike

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Herping is the act of searching for amphibians or reptiles and that's pretty much what this hike is all about.  Join us as we meet some of the reptiles and amphibians that live at Lake Thoreau!  The event begins with mingling at the main building while enjoying cold Southern Prohibition brews.  After meeting some of our resident animals, we head out for our night hike to see what our herpetologists have caught.

Proceeds help support Central MS Turtle Rescue!


  • Date: June 23, 2023
  • Time: 7-10 p..m.
  • Admission: $15 per person
  • Must 21 years or older to attend
  • It will be warm; be sure to hydrate!
  • Bring a flashlight.  Headlamps are okay, but are obnoxious when you shine them into faces of people (e.g., every time you look at someone's face).
  • It may be a bit muddy in spots.  Wear appropriate shoes.
  • Minimize the amount of insect repellent that you use.  Theses chemicals are harmful to amphibians.  Consider lightweight long sleeve shirts and pants to protect from insects.
  • Hike distance is about 1 mile.

What will we see?

cottonmouthWe have no idea!! That's part of the fun.  There are 50 species of reptiles and ambhibians that have been documented at Lake Thoreau.  Click here to see the current list.  We will definitely see snakes, turtles, salamanders, and frogs. 



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Lake Thoreau Environmental Center
150 Lake Thoreau Road

Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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