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The 17th Annual Meeting of the Missouri Herpetological Association was held on 25-26 September 2004 at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, Holt County, Missouri.

A total of 33 members attended. An introduction to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge was followed by eleven paper sessions. A short business meeting followed the last presentation. Abstracts from presentations will be published in the 2004 newsletter, available sometime this winter.

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Sunday, 26 September 2004 marked the first official field trip associated with an annual meeting. Following is the list of species caught on the refuge for both Saturday and Sunday.

Species Common Name Comments
Ambystoma texanum Smallmouth Salamander No comments for this location
Rana catesbeiana Bullfrog sight only
Rana blairi Plains Leopard Frog sight only
Trachemys scripta Red-Eared Slider shell only
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus Prairie Racerunner No comments for this location
Diadophis punctatus Ringneck Snake No comments for this location
Elaphe vulpina Fox Snake No comments for this location
Nerodia rhombifer Diamondback Watersnake No comments for this location
Nerodia sipedon Northern Watersnake No comments for this location
Regina grahamii Graham’s Crayfish Snake DOR, Saturday only
Storeria dekayi Brown Snake No comments for this location
Thamnophis proximus Western Ribbon Snake No comments for this location
Thamnophis radix Plains Garter Snake DOR, Saturday only
Thamnophis sirtalis Red-Sided Garter Snake No comments for this location

Details about the 2005 annual meeting planned for Reis Biological Station in Crawford County, Missouri will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Group Photograph

Annual Meeting 2004 Group Photograph

From left to right: Mark Mills (MVC), Carlos Martinez Rivera (UMC), Elizabeth Harper (UMC), Jarrett Johnson (UMC), Tracy Rittenhause (UMC), Chad Rittenhause (UMC), Bob Kraeger (MDC), Carey Chavalier (MWSC), Paul Frese (NRCS), Sara Storrs (UMC), Robert Aldridge, SLU), Frank Durbian (USFWS), David Easterla (NWMSU), Richard Morrow (AU), Paul McKenzie (USFWS), Tom Nagel (MDC), Amanda Griffin (NWMSU), Alicia Mathis (SMSU), Steven Hart (MWSC), Carl Gerhardt (UMC), (unknown), Lisa Lehnhoff (MDC), (unknown), Scott Altnether (UMC), Nathan Windel (SMSU), Bethany Williams (UMC), Richard Daniel (UMC), (unknown).
Not pictured: David Ashley (MWSC), Jeff Briggler (MDC), Brian Edmond (SMSU), Glenn Manning (UAF), Robert Powell (AU).
Key: AU=Avila University, MVC=Missouri Valley College, MWSC=Missouri Western State College, NRCS=Natural Resources Conservation Service, NWMSU=Northwest Missouri State University, SMSU=Southwest Missouri State University, SLU=Saint Louis University, UAF=University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, UMC=University of Missouri at Columbia, USFWS=US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Original Announcement

The 17th annual meeting of the Missouri Herpetological Association will be held September 25-26, 2004 at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Holt County. A detailed map of the area is available at the Friends of Squaw Creek site.

Papers and posters will be presented on Saturday (25 September 2004) starting at 1pm. A potluck supper, augmented with fried turkey and fries, will be the Saturday evening meal. A field trip, led by refuge biologist Frank Durbian, is planned for 9am Sunday (26 September 2004).

Accommodations include tent camping and limited on-site facilities. Motels are available in nearby Mound City.