The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, April 5, 20127:00 pm


SPEAKER & TOPIC :   This months speakers are Dave Ceilley and Brent Jackson from Florida Gulf Coast University David W. Ceilley is a Research Scientist and graduate faculty member at Florida Gulf Coast University. Steven Brent Jackson is a graduate student and research assistant at FGCU. They have been contracted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct a two year study on eastern indigo snakes to document seasonal movements, home range, habitat utilization, and how adult indigos respond to land use conversion. More specifically, how do indigos respond to construction of a water storage reservoir in an old citrus grove as part of the Indian River Lagoon CERP project in Martin County? Another adult indigo was captured at Babcock Ranch and implanted with a transmitter to track its movements and response to hydrologic restoration activities along Curry Canal in Charlotte County. The study began in November 2011 and Ceilley and Jackson will summarize the project and present some preliminary findings. 

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 20 40 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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