World Snake Day at the Pismo Preserve

July 16, 2021 - 4:00 - 7:00

Central Coast Snake Services‘ Dr. Emily Taylor will be set up at “The Knoll” (see trail map) educating preserve visitors about several species of native snakes, including the Pacific rattlesnake.

Several non-venomous species will be held and shown throughout the evening.

A live showing of a Pacific rattlesnake and discussion about safety around rattlesnakes will take place at 5:30pm.

While people are not required to wear masks on the Pismo Preserve trails, we do ask that you put on a mask if you stop to hear a presentation or view the snakes, and maintain physical distance at all times.

LOCATION: We will be located at “The Knoll” picnic area (see lower-middle area of trail map). You can reach the knoll by taking Spring to Spring or Discovery trails from the trail-head, but plan to hike at least 40 minutes to an hour before reaching it. The fastest way to The Knoll will be to take the high road directly from the parking lot. This is a steeper but much shorter route to the location. Volunteers will be at the high road kiosk to direct hikers and answer questions.