City to sponsor reptile program

SAN MARCOS — The city of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor an interpretive program presented by reptile specialist Susan Nowicke at Jack’s Pond Park at 9 a.m. July 10. Nowicke works closely with the San Diego Herpetological Society and the Escondido Humane Society. She will bring live lizards, snakes and other reptiles and amphibians for close-up viewing. The program will also provide information about the care and environmental concerns of keeping exotic pets.
The program is recommended for children over the age of 4 who can sit quietly during the presentation. There is a $3 charge per participant (free to members of Friends of San Marcos Parks and Trails). An adult must accompany all minors. RSVP to (760) 744-9000, ext. 3508.
Jack’s Pond Nature Center will also be open to the public for exploration from 9 a.m. to noon. Jack’s Pond Park is located at 986 La Moree Road in San Marcos.

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