1. You can feed the turtles off the turtle deck. Food can be purchased in the nature center for less than a dollar for the small cup.
2. You can identify all 6 different kinds of turtles in the park. There are turtles in the water, turtles on the bank sunning themselves, turtles on tree roots and limbs, turtles in the nature center tank, and turtles in a pen outside eating from their own food dish.
|Chicken Turtle looking at you|
|Red Eared Slider, under the turtle deck waiting for some food|
|Yellow Bellied Turtle on a grassy bank|
|Yellow Footed Tortoise in an outside pen|
|Chicken Turtles on fallen branches|
|Mississippi Map Turtles in the nature center aquarium|
|Theresa with Red Shouldered Hawk|
6. You can watch the caged live snakes in the nature center. There is a caged red tailed, an albino rat snake, and an albino black rat snake. There are also snake skins.
7. You can watch the bearded dragon in the nature center warming himself under an infrared lamp.
8. You can learn to identify fish, birds, reptiles, and mammals by studying specimens in the nature center.
9. You can participate in the many special activities. Recently they had an Owl-O-Ween in which the children followed a haunted trail with ghosts, goblins, bats and owls. The next event is Winter in the Woods on December 20, 2014. If you go to www.largonature.com you can get pre-register for this event and get the latest information about McGough Nature Park.
10. Bring a lunch and eat at one of the picnic tables or reserve a shelter and barbecue some hamburgers or have a birthday party. There is also restrooms and a playground, However there is no dogs or bicycles allowed on the trails.