The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, January 3, 2007  - 7:00 pm

SPEAKER & TOPIC :   Our guest speaker, Don Wheeler, is traveling down all the way from Chicago to present a slideshow about his many years In Pursuit of Rattlesnakes in the Midwestern United States.  Hes sought rattlesnakes extensively from Texas to Wisconsin, taking on frequent trips to their native haunts to seek them where they dwell in their true natural surroundings.  Don has meticulously photographed his adventures to show what its really like to encounter and deal with these potentially dangerous creatures so neither the snakes nor humans get harmed.  Don is a great story-teller, and has authored a couple books on herping.  Plus, his artistic talents have also led to a compendium of his best herp cartoons starring Spot.  Click on the "25 years of Spot Cartoons" picture below. Cmon out for a special treat this evening by a veteran of fieldherping!


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 !

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