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  • October ’17 Speaker: Beth Girard; Lizards: What They Do and How They Do It!

    October ’17 Speaker: Beth Girard; Lizards: What They Do and How They Do It!

    Beth has been an active member of the Minnesota Herpetological Society since 1999. This year, she served as the 2017 State Fair Coordinator and continues her role as the current Adoption Chair.  She joined MHS with her four children when we moved to the Twin Cities from Orlando, Florida.  It was her love of everything […]

  • March ’17 Speaker: Aquatic Newt Husbandry; Wild Salamander Threats

    March ’17 Speaker: Aquatic Newt Husbandry; Wild Salamander Threats

    Bradley Wilson has been fascinated by the oft-overlooked newt since he first heard of such a creature in a Monty Python movie his father showed him in the early 1980’s.  His parents home quickly became filled with aquariums and terrariums.  Freshwater community tanks, oddballs such as the now outlawed fish Snakeheads, lungfish, freshwater toadfish, lionfish […]

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    October ’16 Talk: The Great Herp Extinction: What We Know (And What We Can Do) About the World’s Vanishing Herps

    Jeremy Hance is a freelance environmental journalist. Currently he is a senior correspondent with Monagabay and writes a blog on the Guardian entitled Radical Conservation. He has been covering wildlife conservation issues, including the rising tide of mass extinction, since 2007. In pursuit of his stories, Jeremy has traveled to nearly thirty countries across five […]

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