Lifestyles of the cool and scaly: Open forest reptile neighbours


  • 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.


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