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December 2016

Have you ever wondered how reptiles and amphibians survive harsh, cold winters in northern climates? You’re invited to join us for our December meeting to learn the answer to that question!

Guest speaker Matt Nusstein is a Park Naturalist for NY State Parks & Historic Sites, and a former Seasonal Winter Naturalist at Rogers Environmental Education Center. Matt will be sharing his four season experience with New York States’s reptiles and amphibians.

Unlike mammals such as bears and raccoons, herps don’t have thick layers of fat and fur to help them get through the winter months. Matt will present a PowerPoint lecture to discuss the alternative strategies that reptiles and amphibians use to survive the long, freezing winters here in WNY.

WNY Herp Society meetings are free and open to the public, and families with kids are welcome to attend. After the speaker has concluded, you’re invited to stay and chat with other herp enthusiasts, catch up with old friends, and meet new ones.

Since we have finally arrived at those cold winter months here in the Buffalo area, you may not want to bring your herp pets with you to show off at the meeting, but as always, you are welcome to do so if you choose.

If you do plan to bring a herp pet, please be sure to click HERE to read the guidelines for safely bringing reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates to the meeting.

We hope to see you at the December meeting!