Shiloh Battlefield to host Reptile Program in July

By Marcus Johnson

Shiloh Battlefield to host Reptile Program in July

A non-venomous yellow-bellied water snake is one of many reptiles that will be identified at Shiloh National Military Park’s reptile program taking place July, 21 at 6:00 p.m. Submitted Photo

Shiloh Battlefield will host a reptile program inside the visitor center auditorium on the evening of Thursday July 21st, at 6:00 pm, Superintendent Woody Harrell announced today. 

The program will begin with a presentation on the biology and description of the types of reptiles that can be found in the southeast. Reptiles are unable to regulate their body temperature, and because of this, they are the most active in the warmest months of the year, which is the summer season. 

In addition, visitors will also be introduced to a live corn snake, which will be
presented by guest speaker Ranger Tim Dudley, who is a law enforcement ranger at Pickwick Landing State Park in Counce,

Participants are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. There will be no fee charged to attend the

Those interested in participating are invited to contact the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center at 731-689-5696, or e-mail Shiloh Resource
Management Specialist Marcus Johnson at, to register for the program. Registration is preferred, but not required, to attend this program.

(Johnson is a Natural
Resource Management Specialist for Shiloh National Military Park.)