The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida
  

Thursday, September 6, 20127:00 pm

SPEAKER & TOPIC :   Tonight's speaker is Anthony Henehan. He is currently an intern at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.  During the summer of 2010, he was an intern in New Jersey with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Anthony worked with refuge biologists to monitor bog turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) and North American wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) on the refuge. He helped radio tag individuals of both species and followed their movements. He also assisted in building nesting mounds for wood turtles. He also protected nests from predation and marked hatchlings. A big focus of the project was habitat management for increasing future populations. Below is a link to a publication on the nest mound.

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1656/045.018.0305

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: info@calusaherp.org   


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