Chipley Garden Club to hear about garden snakes

Chipley Garden Club to hear of garden snakes

Scott Sweeney will present a program on beneficial garden snakes for the Chipley Garden Club on May 1. Sweeney is seen here at the Legends & Lore Festival held this past weekend at Falling Waters State Park, where Sweeney is a park specialist.

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:50 AM.

CHIPLEY — Scott Sweeney, Park Specialist at Falling Waters State Park, will present a program on “Beneficial and Friendly Garden Snakes” at the May meeting of Chipley Garden Club. 

For centuries, the lowly snake has been one of the most misunderstood creatures on Planet Earth, yet they play a vital role in our environment.  The right snake in your garden can be very beneficial – and safe.  It can deter rabbits and birds, and even “lunch” on other snakes and rodents.  This educational hands-on program will follow the regular business meeting and will be held Wednesday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sunny Hills Community Center at 4083 Challenger Road in Sunny Hills.  Luncheon will follow.

Chipley Garden Club meetings are open to the public.  If you would like to attend the meeting, need directions, or just want to learn more about the club’s activities and upcoming projects, please call Club President Karen Roland at 638-9968 or email her at

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