27 Apr, 2021
Lifestyles of the cool and scaly: Open forest reptile neighbours
Join Steve Wilson for this fascinating insight into the distinctive reptile communities that inhabit our open forest environments.
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 celebrates the biodiversity we have an obligation to protect, and examines some interesting aspects of the lifestyles of some of our fascinating open forest species. The talk will also cover our interactions with reptiles - how we can coexist with reptiles in our home environments, and common sense 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.
Date And Time Tue., 8 June 2021 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AEST
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden,
Arts & Ecology Centre 51 Palm Creek Road Tanawha, QLD 4556