***Space is limited to 15 participants - To register please go here: https://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/civicrm/event/info?id=173&reset=1
Please join David Mifsud at Park Lyndon to learn the who's who of the local amphibians and reptiles. He will discuss the habitats they occupy, their ecological importance as indicator species, where management has the greatest value, and when management strategies should be implemented when considering herpetofauna as a conservation objective. We will hike through different community types and discuss the species that may occur in these habitats, their significance to their environment, and how various management activities can influence their presence and abundance. We will emphasize habitat for and protection of the Eastern Massausauga Rattlesnake, recently listed as a threatened species under the Federal Endangered Species Act.
David will have hard copies of the Amphibian & Reptile Best Management Practices for Michigan available for $40 each (please bring cash). This manual is also available for free download online. See: http://www.herprman.com/amphibian-reptile-management-practices-michiganFor more background see also: https://www.miherpatlas.org/