THAYER -- Grand Gulf State Park will hold two free nature programs July 14. Snakes Alive will be presented at the park at 11 a.m., and at 3 p.m. Birds of Prey will be presented.
Common snakes found in the area will be presented in the first program. Live species will be present. Park officials said interesting and useful characteristics of snakes and how to tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes will be featured during the program.
At 3 p.m. those present will learn what magnificent flying hunters birds like the owl, hawk and eagle are. They will learn where the birds live and what they eat.
The programs will be led by Jenny and Sally Tucker, naturalists from Montauk State Park with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.