Shiloh Battlefield to Present Reptile Program in August
Contact: Marcus Johnson, 731-689-5696
Shiloh Battlefield will host a reptile program inside the visitor center auditorium on the evening of Thursday, August 9th, at 6:30 pm.The program will begin with a presentation on the biology and description of the various types of reptiles that can be found in the southeast. Reptiles are unable to regulate their body temperature, and because of this, they are the most active in the warmest months of the year, which is the summer season. In addition, visitors will also be introduced to a live corn snake, which will be presented by guest speaker Ranger Tim Dudley, who is a park ranger at Pickwick Landing State Park in Counce, Tennessee.
Participants are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. Those interested in participating are invited to contact the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center at 731-689-5696, or e-mail Shiloh Resource Management Specialist Marcus Johnson at e-mail us, to register for the program. Registration is preferred, but not required, to attend this program. You may visit us on our website at www.nps.gov/shil, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShilohNMP and Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/shilohnps.
Did You Know?
Shiloh National Military Park was originally under the jurisdiction of the United States War Department, who worked with veterans to build and monument the park. It was only in 1933 that Shiloh and the other battlefields were transferred to the National Park Service.