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NORTH CAROLINA HERPETOFAUNAL FIELD TRIP – April 25th

NEWS RELEASE
The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.cnah.org
20 February 2009

NORTH CAROLINA HERPETOFAUNAL FIELD TRIP

The 2009 Spring meeting of the North Carolina Herpetological Society will be held Saturday, April 25 at Morrow Mountain State Park. Morrow Mountain is in the Uwharrie Region of North Carolina, about 45 miles east of Charlotte. The Uwharrie Mountains are among the oldest mountains in North America, having formed about 500 million years ago. This region also harbors an interesting mixture of Mountain, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain flora and fauna because of its geology, topography, and location.

In addition to the meeting on Saturday, field trips on Friday and Sunday will be organized as “herp-blitzes” of nearby public and private lands to increase our knowledge of local amphibian, turtle, and reptile distribution and abundance. Additional meeting details will be sent out soon.

We are soliciting presentations from anyone interested in sharing information about research, conservation, education, or related topics about NC’s herpetofauna, especially topics about Uwharrie Region herps. Talks should be about 20-30 minutes long.

If you are interested in speaking, please send an email to me with your ideas.

Jeff Humphries
Piedmont Wildlife Diversity Biologist
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
404 Barclay Rd.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Work (cell): 919-928-4071
Home (cell): 919-428-8724
jeff.humphries@earthlink.net

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