You’ll be able to say “Hello,” to a California King Snake named Morticia and dig into Earth’s history as part of a special event organized by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department.

That’s because the Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center and the Santa Clara County Library District are teaming up to bring area residents a day of education and family fun Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10am to 1pm connected with Coyote Creek.

“Learn about the people and animals who have made their homes along this waterway-both long ago and today,” a spokesperson said in a release. “The day will include an opportunity to meet wild nocturnal animals from the Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center, and participants can become wildlife detectives through hands-on activities like dissecting owl pellets and more.”

The reason? Because Aug. 20 is Coyote Creek Habitat Day!

pelt demonstration
Interactive lesson. (submitted)

Kids can become “little archeologists” by digging up pieces of the past, cyclists can experience the Coyote Creek Parkway (you’re welcome to bring your own bike) and there are hiking trails available.

“Please consider walking, biking, carpooling or taking public transit,” the spokesperson said. “A free shuttle is available from the parking lot at the nearby Live Oak Picnic Area.”

indoor diorama
Hey wait just a second… that feline’s not alive! (submitted)

Admission to Coyote Creek Habitat Day at Anderson Lake County Park (19245 Malaguerra Ave., Morgan Hill), is free.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit to learn more about other summer programs.

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