The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, July 1, 2004  - 7:00 pm

 TONIGHT’S  SPEAKER  -  This evening Steve Conners, general curator at Miami Metrozoo, will present a slideshow on breeding Komodo dragons.  Miami was only the third zoo in the U.S. to breed the world’s largest lizard, hatching 27 of the 29 fertile eggs laid there in 1998.  Those offspring have since been distributed to zoos and institutions all over the world.  Steve has also been to Komodo very recently to study dragons in the wild, and promises some slides from that trip if they come out well.   This will be a “can’t-be-missed” evening that explores one of the true living dinosaurs still sharing our planet!

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.  Click HERE for a map to the meeting site.  After each meeting, all attendees are invited to join "the core" for an informal nightcap at RJ Gator's Restaurant / Sports Bar on Colonial Blvd. where we usually gather following meetings which end 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 !

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

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