The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, January 6, 20117:00 pm


Charles LeBuff is one of Fort Myers true historians, especially considering Southwest Florida herpetology and other faunal categories. This talk will provide you with all kinds of historical information about how things were in Fort Myers, Sanibel and the surrounding area before the development explosion and how they have changed. You will hear about his involvement with other herpetologists during his youth and the rise of Everglades Wonder Gardens by the Piper Brothers. Charles will discuss his new book called Argyle Hendry – America’s Crocodile Hunter and will have copies on hand to buy and sign.

     Also, he will have a special guest with him that night. Richard Beatty, the cofounder with Charles of the first herpetological society in our area (The Collier County Herpetological Society, 1956) and Caretta Research (the first sea turtle program in Southwest Florida), will be on hand to answer questions.  This will be a very special presentation that you do not want to miss. We are expecting a good crowd, so get there early.

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 !

For more info , call (239) 728-2390 or (239) 481-3525 or  EMAIL:   


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