Department of Parks
Herpetology Weekend Set For Pennyrile Forest April 9-11
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – Enjoy a weekend of learning about reptiles and amphibians of the Pennyrile Forest Region during Herpetology Weekend April 9-11 at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park at Dawson Springs.
Murray State University Herpetology Professor Ed Zimmerer will give a presentation about local species on Friday night and take the group out on Pennyrile State Forest on Saturday for herping field trips. On Saturday night, Scott Shupe of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, will present a program on the “World of Reptiles,” which will showcase reptiles that are found outside of the United States.
Registration fees are as follows: $10 single rate, $20 family rate, $40 group rate (groups of 10 or more). For more information, contact Rebecca Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-325-1711.
Pre-registration is preferred and a registration table will be set up beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday. Programs will start at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The group may be split into morning and afternoon groups for the field trips.
This is a great activity for families that like to get out and explore in nature, as well as scouting and 4-H groups.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, restaurant and hiking trails. The resort is 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville on KY 109 N. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit at Dawson Springs and take KY 109 south.