Lee State Park program teaches how to identify snakes


If you've ever come upon a snake in the wild and wondered whether it was dangerous, Lee State Park has the answer. At 11 a.m. Saturday, Lee's Education Center will present a lecture and demonstration by Darrell Linder on snake identification. Linder will teach you how to identify snakes, discuss their behavior and dispel many popular misconceptions about the reptiles. He will have several live specimens from his own collection for participants to see close up.

Registration is required. To register or to get more information, contact the Education Center at (803) 428-4988 or leesp@scprt.com.

Lee State Park covers 2,839 acres of wetlands, sand hills and mixed pine-hardwood forests along the Lynches River in Lee County, 4 miles east of Bishopville. The park also features camping, hiking, picnicking, equestrian facilities and a boardwalk into the wetlands. For more information, go to www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.