Any natural habitat has its hazards, and a basic awareness of which ones you might encounter and how to respond to them is the first approach to having a safe and enjoyable field trip. Clearly, picking up a snake or eating a mushroom you don’t recognize evades common sense, but sometimes the rules need to be restated, especially for children who are not familiar with the outdoors.

Salleyland certainly has its share of plants and animals that can be annoying, noxious, or even dangerous when a person ventures into the swamp, woods, or fields.