Get up close and personal with naturalist Rick Koval's collection of native snakes, frogs, salamanders and even a turtle, all of which reside in the Poconos. Learn about these fascinating reptiles and amphibians and their role in the environment at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at the PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Preserve (Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center).

The event will be fun for everyone, including Rick's critters, as some will eat tasty tidbits right before your eyes. Kids are welcomed, and make sure to bring a camera.

The learning center is off Route 6 just east of the intersection of Routes 590 and 6 and next to Wallenpaupack Area High School.