The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, September 3, 20207:00 pm on Zoom

Tonight's "virtual" speaker will be Jordan Donini. The title of his talk is "Trapping, Tagging, and Tracking Turtles in Peninsula Florida. The Southwest Turtle Project".  Jordan Donini is a Professor of Biology at Florida Southwestern State College (Collier Campus). A southwest Florida resident Jordan has spent several years working with turtles of a variety of species in the southwest Florida region, as well as in other parts of the world. Recently his focus has been on the spatial and reproductive ecology in southwest Florida, predominantly on Florida Box turtles, but also softshells, striped and Florida mud turtles, and diamondback terrapins.  Jordan's project, the Southwest Florida Turtle Project, seeks to elucidate the life history of these turtles in an understudied portion of their range, while bringing on student trainees to support the next generation of turtle biologists. 



Important, please read below.


This talk will be presented live on Zoom. Zoom is an app (program) that allows you to watch and participate in a live presentation. You can watch on any internet/Wifi based device such as a computer, smart phone, tablet, etc. You will be able to ask questions at the end just like our regular meetings if your device has a microphone. We will send a link for you to click on and enter the meeting. Please keep your microphone on mute through the entire presentation unless you are asking a question, then shut it off again


We will not be going to a restaurant for dinner, drinks, and discussions after the meeting, but you can do so in the privacy of your own home.  After the lecture/question section has ended, feel free to hang around on Zoom if you want to talk about other topics. This format is new for us, so let's see how it works.



   The Board of Directors

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 !

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