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Four things in the animal kingdom

Published August 19, 2007


Project Pups Reading Dogs: Elementary school children can improve reading abilities by reading to, yes, dogs, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 26, Children's Program Room, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. Registration required. Call 587-6715.

Beach-nesting birds: Learn how to protect the nesting areas of Florida's water birds from Nancy Douglass of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. Thursday, Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. For some birds, such as black skimmers and various gulls, terns and plovers, protection is necessary for survival. This program is best for adults. Free. To register, call 453-6500.

Remarkable Reptiles program: Join Lowry Park Zoo educators and some of their reptilian friends to learn about the animals' amazing adaptations, 10 a.m. Saturday, Weedon Island Preserve. Discover more about the survival of these dinosaur descendants. Free. To register, call 453-6500.

Pet competition: Bring pets tall and small, on leashes or in cages, to this second annual fun contest, 3 p.m. Aug. 26, Boardwalk Tavern, 2600 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Blue ribbons are awarded, and pets are judged in 10 categories including largest, smallest, hairiest, baldest, cutest, ugliest, tamest and unruliest. It's all for fun, with judges from local animal shelters. Free. Call 525-6093.

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