The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday April 7, 20167:00 pm

      The speaker for this evening will be Dr. John Herman from Florida Gulf Coast University. The title of his talk is "Movement Ecology and Natural History of Crotalus adamanteus (Eastern diamondback rattlesnake) on Florida Gulf Coast University's campus (preliminary results)".


     John Herman grew up on a small family farm on the shores of Lake Erie in Northwest Ohio. He worked as a Herpetology Zookeeper at The Toledo Zoo, was a Herpetology Researcher through graduate school, and is now a Wildlife Biologist at FGCU. His research is in population and community ecology with an emphasis on herpetofauna along urban-rural gradients.


The Herp-of-the Month will be the Greater Siren (Siren lacertina).


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 !

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