The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, April 2, 20157:00 pm

Experiences in the Peruvian Amazon


Chris Gillette will be discussing his experiences in the Peruvian amazon, exploring the jungles and rivers of this rich and diverse area.  With a cumulative four months spent out of a tent in the amazon, he will be sharing the numerous beautiful and bizarre animals encountered in the field here, including fer-de-lances, several caiman species, many coral snakes, a multitude of frogs and many other interesting reptiles, amphibians, insects, and scenery.

Chris Gillette has dedicated his life to working with reptiles and amphibians, ranging from academic publications discovering new invasive species in south Florida, exploring the jungles of Costa Rica & the Peruvian amazon, working with wild crocodiles in Mexico and Fl, to appearing on numerous popular wildlife TV shows, primarily Gator Boys.  His love of wildlife is expressed through award winning photography of a variety of animals from different locations.  


Herp of the Month (April 2015)

The herp of the month is the barking treefrog (Hyla gratiosa), a native Florida species. There will be a short 5 minute presentation on this species and a live example.


After Meeting Dinner

Do you want to talk herps for another hour or two after the meeting? Don't forget to come out to Stevie Tomatoes (a sports bar and grill) on Daniels Blvd and I-75 after the meeting, for food and plenty of informal herp talk with the speaker and other meeting attendees.

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 35 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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