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Photo courtesy of Barefoot Books StudioCalling all budding naturalists! Here's a chance for you to learn about and celebrate the wonders and mysteries of reptiles native to Massachusetts. Have you ever seen a corn snake and wondered how it got its name? Would you like to see two real Blanding turtles? (And also find out just what a Blanding turtle is?) During this special program at Barefoot Books in Concord, you can find out the answers to these questions and more, including all about the adaptations of these creatures who call our state their home. You can also sing a reptile song and take a look at some real turtle shells. The event ends with a fun turtle-inspired craft to take home. The program will be led by Stephen DeFlorio, teacher/naturalist at Apple Valley Montessori School in Sudbury. Mr. DeFlorio previously worked as a naturalist and education coordinator for Mass Audubon Society, and has been involved in turtle nesting surveys in Concord for many years. This event is sponsored by Apple Valley Montessori School in Sudbury. Pre-registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome! Mon., Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m. - noon. All ages. Free. Barefoot Books, 89 Thoreau St., Concord. www.barefootbooks.com
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a kindergartner and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.