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17 August 2007

JSU & DSP Offer Campfire Talks
at DeSoto State Park

James Wynn Campfire Ring - Site of Weekend Nature Programs at DeSoto State Park during the Summer Season.

DeSoto State Park teams with JSU Field Schools to bring you a series of interpretive programs intended to educate the public about all things nature and especially suited for families who want to learn about nature together.

Join Dr. Chris Murdock JSU herpetologist, who will discuss the fascinating ecological role of the snakes of Alabama. See program listed below. DeSoto's Campfire Programs are free to the public. Programs will be located  at Campfire Ring in DeSoto's Campground. In case of rain, the event will be located at the Nature Center. Bring Chairs as seating facilities are limited.

"Snakes of Alabama"
Saturday - August 18, 2007
8:00 p.m.

Dr. Murdock will discuss the fascinating ecological role of Alabama's snakes--nature's interesting and diverse animals.

Make it a weekend to remember…stay at lovely DeSoto Lodge and join in a wildflower hike Saturday morning from 9:00 - 11:00 (2 hours) ! The hike covers the Beaver Pong Trailhead area.  Meet at the power lines on Highway 176 by Lynn Overlook.

The hike is one of the Little River Canyon National Preserve programs. For more information about DeSoto State Park, visit their Web site:  There is no fee and registration is not required for the wildflower hike.

For more information or to register for a program, contact JSU Field Schools at 256-782-5697 or email

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