The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, March 3, 2005  - 7:00 pm

 TONIGHT’S  SPEAKER  -  Tonight’s speaker is Kevin Enge from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission in Tallahassee.  Kevin is a lifetime herp enthusiast who has worked for the state for a decade and a half.  One of his many specialties is keeping track of the approximately 50 species of exotic reptiles and amphibians that have emigrated to Florida and now call it home.  His slideshow will acquaint us with the aliens, tell us how they got here, and what impact they’re having on native animals.  If you want the current info on Burmese pythons in the Everglades, spectacled caimans in Homestead, giant day geckos in the Keys, spinytail iguanas on Boca Grande, Nile monitors in Cape Coral, and now veiled chameleons in Ft. Myers, you won’t want to miss this presentation by the world’s foremost expert on the subject. 

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:   

Home           General Meeting          Special Events          Calendar          Contact Us