The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm
The speaker for this evening is Charles LeBuff. The title of his talk is "American Crocodiles in Florida". Charles is local retired sea turtle biologist who began working at the Sanibel Refuge (later named the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge) in 1959. Charles has decades of experience working with crocodilians in Florida, as well as sea turtles, and other herps. He is also an author of numerous historical books on southwest Florida pertaining to Sanibel Island, Everglades Wonder Gardens and more. He recently coauthored Amphibians and Reptiles of Sanibel and Captiva Islands: A Natural History with Chris Lechowicz. He will bring an assortment of books he authored to sell and sign.
This will be a great talk that you'll not want to miss!!! Also, don't forget that we'll kick off the meeting with a brief introduction to the Herp-of-the-Month...Florida Redbelly Turtle (Pseudemys nelsoni).
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 !
For more info , call (239) 728-2390 or (239) 481-3525 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org