MINNESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY . MARCH NEWSLETTER APRIL MEETING Friday, April 4, 1986 7:00 PM Room 335 Borlaug Hall St.- Paul Campus, University of Minnesota Note: MHS is on the move again! Borlaug Hall is on the northern end of the St. Paul campus and is located on Upper Buford Circle. Ther~ is some parking adjacent to the building with additional There also is provision for park~ng elsewhere on the campus. handlcap parking'and building access.
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Elections The Constitutional amendment to make the immediate past President a non-elected member of the MHS Board of Directors was passed vnthout dissent. The elected officers appear below, along with the immediate past President. President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Newsletter Editor Member-at-Large Member-at-Large Member-at-Large Member-at-Large Immediate Past President
Fran Frisch Ann Porwoll
Andrea Oster Bruce Haig Jim Gerholdt Fred Bosman Bob Duerr Dan Keyler John Horiarty Bruce Delles
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There has been a change in the program for the April meeting. We had initially scheduled the slide show on Monitor Lizards of the vJorld. Unfortunately it is not available at this time. In its stead we have lined up a slide show on Color Patterns of Snakes. This is also from the Herpetological Slide Bank in Texas and promises to be both interesting and educational. We have also made a change in the "Critter of the Month". It will now be snakes with patterns. This means almost any snake! Use your imagination on this one and we hope to see you there.
Despite the problems in finding our meeting place, the March Annual meeting was well attended. In fact, it was our second best attendance figure ever. A total of 99 people made it to our last minute building. The MHS Board members who handled the phone calls to inform the membership of the change did a super job! A special thanks to all who were involved in this. As advertised, the slide presentations of Barney Oldfield were fantastic. The premiere perfonnance of "Let's Talk Turtles - Turtles of Minnesota" was in itself worth making it to the meeting. So far, of all the DNR funded slide/tape shows of Minnesota herps, this is by far the best one. Let t S all hope that he decides to do the last one, on lizards and salamanders too. The two projector "Minnesota .Herp Review" that premiered at our symposium in October was also shown. Again, it too was fantastic. Barney has combined the skill of a photographer with the knowledge and skills of a field naturalist in his work. The results speak for themselves. Thanks for sharing your results with MHS!
MHS Wnite Pages The 1986 edition of the ~Vhite Pages will be ready next month. We are looking for a volunteer to design and draw the cover. If you are interested, please give Del Jones a call.
Refreshments The refreshments at the March meeting were supplied by Connie'Delles and also by D. K. Compton. Nary a complaint was heard, so they must have been good. A special thanks to Connie and D. K. from MHS! .
Raffle We had another good raffle at the March meeting. The grand total of tickets sold was $32.25. Thanks to Jim Schave for handling this for us. He seems to have inherited the job for a while now and is doing a great job. TIlere were many prizes and winners. The prizes were 2 chameleon toys (really neat), an aquarium heater, a Frogtown Greetings T-shirt, and an aquarium hood. The many winners of the many prizes will remain anonymous this month.
Help A Hapless Herp Again we had hapless herps in need of happy homes. And they were all placed this month. There was a Red Eared Slider (a 25 year captive) and 6 Tiger Salamanders. This is the time of year when we seem to pick up on calls from the public trying to "get rid of" their herps. As of right now we have nothing on the agenda, but that will likely change by meeting time. This has been a very successful program for all involved, and especially for the hapless herps.
Herp Hints Herp Hints was pretty ''hinty'' this month. Arm Porwoll started off by reminding everyone not to keep anything else with a snapping turtle larger than 3~4". She had an Alligator Snapper eat a hatchling of another species. The Sheets family finally lost their battle to save the hatchling Western Painted and Map Turtles they had been working with. They were feeding well on worms and cut ~nnows. It seems chopped ~nnows had caused bloody mouths and the death of the turtles. Alternative diets were discussed. Fran Frisch related how he had taken his pair of White's Tree Frogs on an airplane flight and the change in pressure seemed to trigger breeding. He had cooled the pair prior to this. When he got to his destination he set them up in a 20 gallon tank and the male 'started to call. They got quite "busy" and she laid her eggs. They hatched in about 32 hours. They are doing well and should metarnorph in 19-25 days. Nancy Haig had a warning for the members who use shoeboxes, which is almost everyone nowadays. Check the label when you buy them! If they are the new Mothproof type they will kill your herps. BEWARE!! Thanks to Nancy for this very timely tip. Fran then related some of his experiences at the Herp Hiatus he had attended in Maryland.
Notice Sunday, March 30, at 7: 00 PM, Channel 2 will air on ~Jild America "From Lizards to Alligators, a Tour of American Reptiles". Thanks to D. K. Compton for alerting us to this. It should be worth wa~ching.
'Cri tter of the Month"
The "critter" for the March AIJnual meeting was your favorite critter. Tnis is always a lot of fun and always produces some surprises. The winner of this year's surprise entry was Ted Schave! The "critters" were, along with their "bringers" : Kate Anderson - Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis t. triangulum) Liz Bosman - Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) Sue Bunn - California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus californiae) Bruce Delles - Gahoon Viper (Bitis gabonica) Rhinoceros Viper (Bitis nasicornis) Connie Delles - Gray Banded Klngsnakes (Lampropeltis mexicana alterna) Pat Encinosa - Eyelash Viper (Bothrops schlegelii) Becky Filler - Sand Skinks (Scincus scincus) Fran Frisch - White's Tree Frogs (Litoria caerulea) Jim Gerholdt - Coast Mountain Iungsnake (Lampropeltis zonata multifasciata) Bruce Haig - Inland Bearded Dragon (Amphibolurus sp.) Nancy Haig - Brazilian Rainbow Boa (Epicrates c. cenchria) Aaron Hampton - California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus californiae) White's Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) albino John Jesmer Jr. - Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis t. triangulum) Don Johnson - Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon c. contortrix) Teresa Johnson - Smooth Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis) ~'Jilliam Keller - Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata) Senegal Chameleon - (Chamaeleo senegalensis) 4 '.
Dan Keyler - Emory's Rat Snake (Elaphe guttata emoryi) Greg Kvanbek - Fox Snake (Elaphe vulpina) John Meltzer - Bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus sayi) John Moriarty - Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta) Ted Schave - Giant Neotropical Toad (Bufo marinus depressus) Tom Sc~tz - Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius) Brint Spencer - Honduran Palm Viper (Bothrops nigroviridis marchi) Larry Yank - Honduran Milk Snake (La.mpropeltis triangulun hondurensis) This was a great turnout! Thanks to all of the above from MHS! 1
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Maintaining Slugs as Food for Herps by David Hoppe
Garden slugs can be a convenient way to add variety to the diet of several species of amphibians and reptiles. When they are readily available, I feed ~hem to African clawed frogs, giant toads, box turtles, garter snakes, and redbelly snakes. In fact, slugs represent very important variety in the diet of my adult redbelly snakes because they are the only things these snakes have eaten in captivity besides earthworms. They might similarly provide dietary variety for captive brown snakes, ringneck snakes, green snakes, and some species of salamanders. Slugs are easily collected during the summer and fall. I keep a couple of 1 x 12 boards laying along the edge of my garden, which provide a mud-free wal1Gvay and occasional slug trap. Turning the boards over about once a week reveals several to many slugs, either on the soil surface or stuck to the bottom of the boards. They seem to be most abundant via this method during September and October. I 'keep the slugs in moist commercial worm-bedding in a refrigerator, in plastic margarine or Cool-Whip tubs with holes punched in the tops. They remain semi-active and survive for a long time. In faGt, in late February I have just used the last of the slugs I collected in mid-October. They are super-slimy, leaving slime trails as they crawl about in the container. I change the bedding about once a month, when it becomes coated with slime. Captive propagation of slugs for off-season use might be a bonus to this method of maintaining them. The slugs layed eggs in December, which were clear gel'atinous spheres about 2 IID1 in diameter. A few eggs hatched in late February, still in the refrigerator. (This provided a timely food source for my phirst phantastic phenological phind phor 1986, a juvenile redbelly snake found crawling in a heated garage in Morris, MN, on February 12, 1986.) I will soon be moving half of the remaining eggs to room temperature to see if juvenile slugs can be obtained more rapidly at higher temperature. Slugs are slow, slimy, ugly and definitely not lovable and cuddly creatures. But they are fat and juicy morsels as herp hors d'oeuvres for some species, and dietary staples for others. Give them a try and give your herps a treat!
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Letters are needed now to keep the "head start" program of the Kemp's ridley sea turtles going. For the past three years, letters to u.s. senators and congressmen have kept the project alive, but this year, with the passage of the Gramm-Rudman Bill, other letters are needed. We must let Secretary Malcolm Baldrige of the Department of Commerce and people within National Marine Fisheries Service know that cuts within their agency must not affect this important sea turtle conservation project. A separate fssue involves the need for devices on shrimp nets to keep turtles out. Some 45,000' sea turtles are caught by shrimpers each year, some 14;000 drown and many are Kemp's ridleys. The TED or Trawling Efficiency Device would prevent turtles from drowning and eliminate the waste of tons of finfish accidentally caught as unwanted bycatch. Write to Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council Chairman Julius Collins, 163 Creekbend Drive, Brownsville, Texas 78251, requesting use of TEDs and also to National Marine Fisheries Service Regional Director'Jack T. Brawner, 9450 Koger Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33702. It would help to me~tion this issue to U.S. Senators and Representatives. To ask for continued support for the 'head start" program, write to your U.S. Senators c/o the u.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510. Also write to your U.S. Congressman c/o The House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515. Letters this year are badly needed to Secretary Malcolm Baldrige of the Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20230, and to Administrator Anthony Calio, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOM), at the same address. (You might send Mr. Brawner a copy of these letters. Also Dr. Richard Berry, Center Director, Southeast Fisheries Center, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 44149. Let all these folks know that you care about the Kemp's ridley sea turtle and that good work is going on to prevent their extinction. Encourage them to leave total funding for turtle programs. We are, truly, the voice of the turtles. Letter writing may not be fun, but we have proven that it works to kerp the turtle project going. Send postcards if you want to. Just write and h~rry. Thanks again. Carole H. Allen HEART Chairman
Box 681231 Houston, Texas
If you read the notice from HEART, and feel you want to do something for the Kemp's ridley sea turtles, below is a sample letter written by Ann Porwoll. Read it over, change it if you like, but above all be sure to write! Dear I am requesting you to support the ''head start" program of the Kemp's ridley sea turtles. Due to past support and funding, ''head start" has been able to start and carry on very worthwhile projects. We have the power to help this animal to continue its comeback from near extinction. More emphasis should be put on requiring the use of the Trawling Efficiency Device (TED) on shrimp nets. Thousands of turtles and fish are needlessly killed each year when they become entrapped in shrimp nets. Please give your support to these issues. They are important to the public. Sincerely,
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MHS Field Study We had a super response at the ~1arch mee'ting from members interested in going to the Macalester College field station in Inver Grove Heights this spring and surrmer for a herp survey. Those who signed up will be contacted prior to the first trip. We have received permission to stay overnight as part of the study. This would mean sleeping bags on the floor, or outside if you wish. There is a complete kitchen available for our use. The college is very excited about the project and several students there are interested in working with us. ~Vhile we carmot expect to find all of them at the Ordway Natural History Area, it is interesting to note that of Mirmesota's 48 species of herps, 26 of them have been recorded from Dakota County, with another 10 species being recorded from the adjacent counties of Washington and Goodhue. If you look on the map, you will see that our area is sandwiched between Washington and Goodhue Counties along the Mississippi P~ver, and the study area is right there. The first trip will be soon, when the first frogs start their breeding choruses. You \~ll be notified. To get there,'take Hiway 55 east from St. Paul past Inver Hills Community College to County 77 (Inver Grove Trail). Turn left and go exactly 1 mile to a very narrow driveway on the right. It is marked Macalester College Biology Field Station, Katherine Ordway Natural History Area. (n down this driveway to the block building. You are now there! If you have questions on the directions, check when you are called about the first trip.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR MHS T-SHIRT? SPRING IS NEAR AND YOU WILL NEED ONE SOON!
REPTILES OF MINNESOTA by Jim Gerholdt
Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis t. triangulum) Description - The Eastern Milk Snake is a medium sized, rather slender snake. The adult size ranges from 24" to 36", with the record size being 52". The young range from about 7" to near 10" at hatching. The adult has a gray to light brown ground color with reddish brown to brown blotches. TIlese blotches are bordered with black spots and are arranged in 3 rows. The middorsal row is composed of large blotches, and the 2 lateral rows are much smaller. The belly is similar to a checkerboard in appearance. There is usually a Y or V shaped marking on the neck. The yotmg are much brighter in coloration and may have red blotches. The scales are smooth and the anal plate is single. Range - In Minnesota this snake is known from the cotmties of Anoka, Blue Earth, Brown, Chisago, Dakota, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Nicollet, Olmstead, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington and Winona. Habi tat - The Eastern Milk Snake seems to prefer brushy or wooded cover. It is absent from open COtmtry. Rocky areas are a-favorite haunt. It is commOn in the moist wooded valleys of southeastern Minnesota, and is usually found tmder rocks or other grotmd cover. Habits - This is a terrestrial snake but may be found foraging in bushes. It is called milk snake because of its habit of living arotmd barns .. Folklore has it that it is their to milk the cows. Anyone who has ever milked a cow vnll realize what the cow would do if a snake vJith its many sharp teeth tried to do the same. "And the cow jumped over the moon! " Food - This snake is mainly a feeder on small rodents. This is why it likes barns! Being a kingsnake, it also feeds on other snakes, as well as on lizards and sometimes' insects. The yotmg readily accept pinkies in captivity. The prey is killed by constriction. Breeding - The Eastern Milk Snake is an egg layer (oviparous), and lays from 6 to 18 in a clutch. They measure approximately 20mm x 45mm. These are laid in rotten logs and ~tumps or other moist, warm areas in Jtme and hatch in late August or early September. Status - Special Concern - More information on this species in the state of M[nnesota is needed. Commercial collecting should be discouraged and sightings should be reported to ~1HS. References: Breckenridge, W. J. 1944. Reptiles and Amphibians of Minnesota. Conant, Roger 1975. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central
North America. Minnesota Herpetological Society - The Records Committee 1985. Distribution Maps for Reptiles and Amphibians of Minnesotao . Vogt, Richard C. 1981. Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in Wisconsino ~\1right, Albert H. and Arma Allen Wright 1957. Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada.
Edited by Steven H. Weisbroth,
YOUR DIAGN SIS?
GROUP OF ten 8-kg mature female snapping turtles (Cheiydra serpentina) had been obtained on different occasions from a commercial supplier. The turtles were present in the LARC laboratory for periods ranging from 3 months to 11h years and were used in visual studies involving retinal feedback mechanisms. The animals were housed in tiered stainless steel holding cages with continuous water flow. The turtles were fed three to four pieces of canned low-fat dog food daily during the week (Monday through Friday), and debris and feces were re-
moved from the cages daily. The room temperature was maintained at a constant 72° ± 2° F, while the water temperature fluctuated between 5S and 6S F. The relative humidity of the room was 30 to 70 percent, and the light cycle was 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark. Aquatic animals, including frogs, toads, and other North American turtles (family Emydidae, genera Chrysemys, Clemmys, and Terrapene), had been successfully housed at the LARC laboratory for the past four years. Occasional deaths were observed, but in general, the animals survived captivity in apparent good health until used in terminal experiments. In a period of two months, six snapping turtles died, and the remaining four were observed to be torpid ~md inappetanto It was noted that in the past, when
fed, the turtles rapidly ate their food. Now however, they merely lay in their cages and ignored the food. Uttle or no feces were observed. The six dead turtles were necropsied for gross and histopathological evaluation, and bacteriological samples of the cage water were taken. Bacteriology of the cage water revealed no significant growth on primary plates. Gross and histopathological examination of the tissues conSistently revealed two significant types of lesions: (1) multi-organ nematode granulomas, particularly hepatic and pancreatic, and (2) severe gastrointestinal ulceration and necrosis with membranous intestinal casts in food-filled intestines. Given the history and the lesions, What~ your Diagnosis?
Dr. Donnelly is a post-doctoral fellow and resident in laboratory animal medicine at the Laboratory Animal Research Center; The Rockefeller Uniuersity, 1230 York Aue .. New York, NY 10021. Reprint requests should be directed to the author. This project was supported in part by Grant No. RR01180 from the Diuision of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
From Lab Animal, January /February 1986.
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Breeding Notes Breedings from the March AAZPA Newsletter St. Louis Zoo . 1 Tokay Gecko
Indianapolis Zoo 3 Comnon Green Iguana
Toledo Zoo 11 Mangrove Pit Viper 2 New Zealand Corrmon Gecko 3 Elongated Tortoise
San Antonia Zoo 3 Green Tree Python Detroit Zoo 8 Beaded Lizard Sedgwick County Zoo (Wichita) 1 Sundberg's Day Gecko Bronx Zoo 4 Bog Turtle Saint Catherine's Survival Center 1 Radiated Tortoise
Louisville Zoo 1 Musk Turtle Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs) 5 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Houston Zoo 2 New Guinea Ground Boa
Phantastic Phenological Phinds Matt Gerholdt March 15, 1986-Webster, Rice County, Minnesota~ Northern Leopa~d Frog (Rana pipiens). Found swimming (very slowly) in a drainage ditch behind the Gerholdt residence. This was truly a phantastic phind! Is there anyone out there who can match or beat March 15 for the first herp of 1986? I mean in Minnesota, Ted!
Craig Alman 2158 Terrace Drive Mounds View, MN 55112 612-786-1074 New Member
Greg Samudio 2947 Quentin Avenue S. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 612-927-6761 New Member
H. Michael Casper 38 Garden Drive Silver Bay, MN 55614 218-226-4415 New Member
Duane and Todd Snowbeck 11919 Lake Street Extension Hopkins, MN 55343 612-938-5738 New Members
Dennis Daly 1158 Pike Lake Drive New Brighton, MN 55112 612-633-8370 New Member Brint Spencer 4685 Cambridge Drive Eagan, MN 55121 612-452-6133 Change
James Hoober 171 14th Avenue NE . Minneapolis, MN 55413 612-781-1031' Change Marilyn Tarasar 1840 Birmingham Street Maplewood, MN 55109 Change
Mike Traub 13401 Morgan Avenue So #203 Burnsville, ~J 55337 612-894-8727 Change
EDITOR'S NOTE: Classified ads are run in the MHS Newsletter as a free service to the membership. No paid ads are accepted from non members. While MHS will not run ads for known sick or illegal animals, we" accept no responsibility for the health or legality of any animals advertised here. Please send ALL ads directly to me, Jim Gerholdt, P.O. Box 86, Webster, MN 55088, and not to the MHS address. The deadline for all Newsletter items is the 15th of the month!
MINNESOTA HERPETOLCX;ICAL SOCIETY DELICATESSEN REMEMBER-During each meeting we will have available our featured take-out items. FRESH FROZEN ADULT MICE-$4.00 per dozen. FRESH FROZEN PINKIES AND FUZZIES-$3.00 per dozen. Due to limited supplies, we have placed a 3 dozen limit on adult mice orders. FRESH FROZEN RATS-JUMBO SIZE-$1.50. FRESH FROZEN RAT PUPS-$3.00 per dozen. Remember, if you want rats or mice they are available by reservation only. You MUST'place your order no later than 7:00 PM on Thursday the day before the meeting. Logistics dictate this policy, so please cooperate with us. Don't miss out! Also, please bring you own container so your foOd animals don't thaw out. TO ORDER RATS: Call Bruce or Connie at 593-0298. TO ORDER MICE: Call Jim or Pam at 507-652-2996.
FOR SALE: 1.1 Ball Python. $65.00 each. 1.0 Bullsnake. $15.00. 1.1 Marine Toad. $25.00/pair. 1.0 Columbian Horned Frog. $20.00. Cracked 10 gallon aquarium. $5.00. Contact Andrea Leader at 612-729-6203.
FOR SALE/TRADE: 1.1 Ball Pythons. Feed well on thawed mice or rats. $125.00/ pair. Will consider trade. WANI'ED: Western Hognose Snakes, Kenya or Rough Scaled Sand Boas, Mexican Rosy Boas. Call John at 612-780-8561.
FOR SALE: Distribution maps for all species of reptiles and amphibians of t-1innesota. Compiled by the Records Committee of MHS. $2.50 at the meetings or $4.50 postpaid.
IS YOUR MHS MEMBERSHIP CURRENT? PLEASE CHECK YOUR ADDRESS lABEL TO BE SURE. IF YOU RENEW EARLY, IT WILL HELP US OUT! !
FOR SALE: Available this breeding season; captive bred hatchling snakes. 12 varieties of albinos, Larnpropeltis sp (including true ~. ~. ~ensis) and light phase Indian Pythons (pure ni.olurus, CBtv pennit require~ Send SASE for list. Scott J. Michaels, 403 E. California, Urbana, Illinois 61801. 217-3280290.
WANTED: I need a good home for a female Golden Tegu abo~t 1 ~, long. Her last owner abused her (missing some toes, mouth sore healing finally, emaciated, but good feeder). She has a temper. Will give away to a good, caring home. For more information please call 612-722-3357. Also looking for a female Black and White or Banded Tegu. I
FOR SALE: Fine pewter frog jewelry. Frog stud earings (pairs only) - $7.00. Frog pendant - $7.00. With matching chaing - $14.00. Frog brooch holding flmAJer vial (very unusual) - $16.00. Many other pieces of frog and turtle jewelry from $4.00. Call Fran at 612-488-7619 or write Frogtown Greetings, 850 West Minnehaha, St. Paul, MN 55104.
FOR SALE: Aquarium lids. Screen lids for all size aquariums. Handome, sturdy and efficient for herps and rodents. 5 - 5~ gal - $6.00. 10 gal - $8.50. 20 gal -' $17.00. Other sizes can be made very reasonably. Call to place an order: DJ's Reptiles .(Don). 612-922-6294.
FOR SALE: 1.0 Sinaloan Milk Snake. 24". $75.00 or trade on tortoise. Call Larry at 612-439-4796. WANTED: 0.1 melanistic Eastern Garter Snake.
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1986 MIDWEST REGIONAL HERPETOLOGICAL SYMPOSIUM The dates for the 1986 Midwest Regional Herpetological Symposium are now set! It will be held on October 17, 18 and 19 at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Registration and an ice breaker will take place on the evening of the 17th. This will be held at the Aquarium and Reptile Building. On the 18th papers will be presented in the zoo's restaurant. The evening banquet will also be held here. There will be an optional guided tour or the zoo on the 19th for those ~o wish to stay an extra day. Guest speakers, lodging accomodations, and costs will be forthcoming in future notices. But make your plans now and set these dates aside. Dave Sorenson is now requesting titles from all those planning to present papers at the symposium. Please send all titles to: Dave Sorenson, Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226.
Amphibians and Reptiles: An Introduction to Herpetology IC 0212 (3.2 CEUs avai1able) $66* There are many unique and unusual amphibians and reptiles that inhabit nearly every corner of the earth. Learn about these fascinating animals, including Minnesota's native species. Lectures explore the natural history of these COld-blooded animals and consider aspects of their conservation, management, and husbandry. The last olass convenes at the monthly meeting of the Minnesota Herpetological Society on May 2. Two field trips: April 19-20 (overnight) to Interstate State Park, and May 4 (full day) to the Cannon and Mississippi Rivers, Goodhue County, provide an opportunity to examine our local herp species and to observe reproductive behavior of amphibians and turtles. (Liaited to 25) Sec 1
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