The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, April 2, 20097:00 pm

SPEAKER & TOPIC : Tonight’s speaker is Dr. Kenneth L. Krysko of the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville.  He will speak on a hot topic in our state – exotic herps and their effects on our environment.  His actual presentation title is “Nonindigenous Reptiles & Amphibians of Florida - Don’t buy it, just go out and catch it!, which should give a hint at his position on the subject.  Kenney has been studying introduced species all over the state for the past 7+ years and will get us up to speed on the state of the invasion.  In particular, he’s worked on Burmese pythons in the Everglades, boas in Miami-Dade County, and frequently monitors alien herps in the Florida Keys.  This in-the-news topic is at the root of a pending new laws, so don’t miss the most up-to-date information you can possibly get about what’s shaping herp-oriented legislation in our state!

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 !

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