Members and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, which are generally held between May and September on the third Thursday of the month. At each meeting we hear from a different guest speaker about conservation, keeping or evolutionary history of reptiles and amphibians.
The meetings are held at a venue in the Adelaide CBD (new 2021 location TBA). We begin at 7:30pm, starting with our guest speaker, followed by an update on events and news from the local herpetology community. Meetings usually last 1.5 to 2 hours and provide an opportunity to ask for husbandry hints, share ideas or stories, learn about scientific updates and upcoming field trips.
Our meeting schedule can be found on the Home Page
Indoor meeting venue: The Joinery 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide CBD
Field Trips and Survey
Our group is highly involved with the conservation of reptile and amphibian species. Each year in conjunction with the South Australian Mammal Club we hold two field trips/ surveys, to different areas within the South Australian region. These trips aim to assess the abundance and species diversity of reptile, amphibian and mammal species. All members are welcome to attend the field trips.
Please note that if you wish to attend a field trip event you will need to be a financial member of SAHG or an affiliate group to ensure you are covered by our insurance policy. You will also need to complete a registration form for each survey and make sure you are familiar with our survey procedure. Please note that that the majority of our field trips are self sufficient (i.e. you will need to bring a tent, food and water) and that wood fires are generally not permitted due to camp sites being located on conservation reserves - gas cooking only.
Our group is part of the South Australian 'Friends of Parks' network and we regularly receive news of relevant events being held by other conservation, wildlife or keeping groups.
Information on some up-coming events can be found here.
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