Date08 June 2021
Time3.30pm - 5.00pm
LocationArts & Ecology Centre, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden
Price $5 + booking fee
Set in a subtropical mix of urban, rural and natural environment settings, the Sunshine Coast supports an extraordinarily rich biodiversity. This applies particularly to reptiles. And with an increasing population, our interactions with a variety of reptiles including snakes are likely to increase significantly. This talk will focus mainly on the distinctive reptile communities that inhabit our open forest environments. It will celebrates the biodiversity we have an obligation to protect, and examines some interesting aspects of the lifestyles of some of our amazing open forest species. The talks will also cover our interactions with reptiles - how we can coexist with reptiles in our home environments, and commonsense advice on dealing with dangerous snakes.
Steve Wilson is a Brisbane-based herpetologist and author of numerous books on reptiles including natural history, a children's book and definitive regional, state and Australian identification guides. He works as a fauna consultant and as an Information Officer with the Queensland Museum.
Location51 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha