All are welcome to join us Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. Josh Feltham, a professor at Fleming College, will give a talk on snakes.

Josh and Boa

Josh with an Annulated Boa (photo: Caitlin McManus)

Ontario is a relatively benign wilderness for herpetologists.  Our lone venomous snake, the Massasauga Rattlesnake, is docile and shy with small fangs that don’t really stand a chance against a sneaker and long pants.  Costa Rica’s Atlantic Lowland Wet Rainforest is a completely different story.  Research scientists have to watch for venomous snakes in 3 dimensional space when working, reading, resting, or making a trip to the loo!  This multi-media presentation will share the trials and tribulations of an ophidiophile and his quest to learn more about snakes in the Costa Rican rainforest.  You’ll learn about ecology, evolution, and natural history of snakes and begin to understand the vital role venomous snakes play in the health and welfare of humans.

Light refreshments will be provided for a donation, and please lug-a-mug to help us reduce use of disposable cups.

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