Indigo Snake and Wildlife Fest to be Held in Conecuh National Forest on May 4

The Indigo Snake and Wildlife Festival will be held at the Conecuh National Forest Open Pond Day Use Area located on Tower Road in Andalusia, Ala., on Friday, May 4, 2018. The event is open to school classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

During the event visitors can learn more about the threatened Eastern indigo snake, the local longleaf pine ecosystem, and gopher tortoises and the many species that benefit from their burrows. School groups and the public can also interact with animals and meet with wildlife biologists and foresters from various state, federal, and private conservation organizations.

The festival is hosted by the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and other partner conservation groups. The partners plan to hold the event annually.

To arrange for school class attendance, contact Charles Simon from the Covington County Extension Office at 334-222-1125.  For general information about the festival, contact Traci Wood with WFF at or 334-353-0503. View and download complete news release.

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