The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, April 6, 2008  - 7:00 pm

SPEAKER & TOPIC :  Tonight’s speaker is Shawn Heflick of central Florida, director of the F.I.R.E. Herp Expo in Orlando and owner / operator of World Eco Adventure Tours.  Shawn is a dynamic individual who leads his own tours of the Amazon rain forest in regularly run trips to Peru to see wildlife, especially herps. He’s a biologist, photographer and veteran of dozens of trips seeking the mysteries of Amazonia.  If this region of the planet fascinates you and you’ve long dreamed of going, check his website at: His PowerPoint show tonight will leave you itching to take your next exotic eco-tour with Shawn and his experienced staff for the tropical herp adventure of a lifetime.

MEETING SITE : In Ft. Myers, Florida at the Calusa Nature Center , near Colonial Blvd. (S. R. 884) and Interstate 75. Get off I-75 at exit #136 (old exit #22) and go west (towards the coast) on 884 (Colonial Blvd.) for one-half mile, then turn right at the first traffic light onto Ortiz Ave., and then left into the Nature Center after only one-quarter mile. The Iona House meeting site is an older dark green house located to the left (as you enter the grounds) at the rear of the complex, back near where the school busses are parked.  The meeting opens at 7:00 pm, and the speaker usually starts no later than 7:15 pm.  Non-members must pay $3.00 at the door to attend the meeting. Click HERE for a map to the meeting site.  After this meeting, all attendees are invited to join "the core" for an informal nightcap at Uno's Pizzeria on Daniels Rd. just west of I-75. We will gather there after this meeting which ends at 8:30 pm.

WHO'S INVITED ? You are! Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend, learn, and exchange their experiences with our friendly membership. Come out to meet others who keep, breed or study reptiles and amphibians, and let them share their fascination with you. We average 35 – 70 people attending every meeting.

Cookies and cold soda, a nightly raffle of live herps, herp products, and books follow each speaker's talk, and lots of herp camaraderie, gossip, and fun can be counted upon at all meetings !

For more info , call (239) 728-2390 or (239) 481-3525 or  EMAIL:   

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