Waukesha County

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Working with our communities to promote environmental stewardship, provide research and educational opportunities, and create healthier natural areas throughout Waukesha County.


Reptile Conservation Program 

There are 37 species of reptiles (snakes, turtles, and lizards) found in Wisconsin. Wow! Help our staff determine what species of reptiles call Waukesha County home by assisting us on snake cover board surveys and turtle hoop net trapping surveys throughout the summer. Join our trained staff to help collect data on turtles, snakes, and even lizards that call Waukesha County home! 

Questions? Contact our Conservation Biologist at parks@waukeshacounty.gov.

UPCOMING REPTILE CONSERVATION CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAMS

Snake Survey Program Description: Help our staff determine what species of snake call Waukesha County Parks home by assisting us on snake cover board surveys throughout the summer. Recommended for ages 13+. 

Snake Survey (ADULT ONLY) Program Description: For adults (ages 18+) only. Help our staff determine what species of snake call Waukesha County Parks home by assisting us on snake cover board surveys throughout the summer. 

Turtle Surveys: No surveys are scheduled at this time. Please check back on our website in late May of 2023 for potential dates/times!

Program (See below for descriptions) Date Time Location Registration
Snake Survey May 17, 2022 5 - 7 PM Retzer Nature Center  --
Snake Survey May 25, 2022 5 - 7 PM Retzer Nature Center --
Snake Survey (ADULT ONLY) June 1, 2022 5 - 7 PM Mukwonago Park --
Canceled - Snake Survey June 15, 2022 5:30 - 7 PM Retzer Nature Center --
Snake Survey (ADULT ONLY) June 22, 2022 5:30 - 7 PM Mukwonago Park --
Snake Survey (ADULT ONLY) June 30, 2022 5:30 - 7 PM Retzer Nature Center --
Snake Survey July 6, 2022 5:30 - 7 PM Retzer Nature Center --
Snake Survey (ADULT ONLY) July 27, 2022 5:30 - 7 PM Mukwonago Park --

Painted Turtle in the parks