The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Missouri Herpetological Association was held on 16 – 17 October 2010 at Reis Biological Station near Steelville, Crawford County, Missouri.

A total of 21 members, representing 10 institutions, attended the meeting. Seven paper sessions were presented during the regular meeting. A brief business meeting followed the last regular presentation. Business meeting discussion topics included the date and location of the 2011 meeting. Abstracts from presentations will be published in the 2010 newsletter, which will be available sometime this winter.

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The MHA would like to thank Saint Louis University for once again generously hosting the 2010 meeting. We wish to extend a special appreciation to Robert Aldridge for making arrangements for the group to use the field station.

Group Photograph

Annual Meeting 2010 Group Photograph

Front row (seated only): Jenny Parsons (MSU), Mitch East (MSU), Jessica Miller (MSU), Teresa Ausberger (MWSU), Brian Edmond (MSU).
Second row (seated and standing): Corissa Lennon (TSU), Adam Crane (MSU), Daren Riedle (LU), Day Ligon (MSU), Brian Greene (MSU), Joleena Jewell (TSU).
Third row (standing only): Jeff Briggler (MDC), Richard Daniel (UMC), Glenn Manning (UAM), Tim Lescher (UMSL), Chad Montgomery (TSU), Ty Sanders (MSU), Bob Krager (DNR), Anthony Wilmes (SLU), Robert Aldridge (SLU), Daniel Warren (SLU).
Key: DNR=Missouri Department of Natural Resources, LU=Lincoln University, MDC=Missouri Department of Conservation, MSU=Missouri State University, MWSU=Missouri Western State University, SLU=Saint Louis University, TSU=Truman State University, UAM=University of Arkansas at Monticello, UMC=University of Missouri at Columbia, UMSL=University of Missouri at Saint Louis.

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Original Announcement

Date and Location

The 23rd annual meeting of the Missouri Herpetological Association will be held October 16 – 17, 2010 at Reis Biological Station near Steelville, Crawford County, Missouri.


Paper sessions will begin at 1 pm on Saturday afternoon. Members planning to present a paper should fill out and return the attached registration form to Jeff Briggler no later than Wed 6 Oct 2010.

After the paper sessions are concluded, we will have a POTLUCK for the Saturday evening dinner. Please bring a hot dish, salad, chips, dessert, hot rolls, chicken wings, etc. Supply your own drinks and tableware for dinner.

Dinner will be followed with a presentation by Jeff Briggler about his recent travels to Asia entitled “Andrias, Japanese mascot or Chinese delicacy.” Fellowship, musical entertainment (bring instruments), and telling tall tales will follow Jeff’s presentation.

Sunday morning will begin with the traditional breakfast in Steelville followed by a morning field excursion for the hale and hardy survivors.


Dormitory, sleeping cabins (3 or 4 persons per cabin) and tent camping sites are available. Bring pillow, sleeping bag or bedding.

Driving Directions

At Cuba, Missouri (on I-44) take MO 19 south to Steelville. Proceed through Steelville on the main road (combined MO 8 / MO 19). At the eastern edge of Steelville take MO 8 toward Potosi for 11 miles. (MO 19 turns south at this point).

After leaving Steelville you will cross Huzzah Creek (approximately 8.0 miles east of Steelville). Continue on Highway 8 up the long hill for 3.0 miles. At the top of the hill is a blue highway sign that reads “Roadside Park 1/2 mile”. The gravel road to the station is the first road to the right after the sign (about two blocks distance). Take the gravel road for approximately 1.5 miles to the station. You will know that you missed the entrance if you reach the roadside park on the left. If you do, turn around and go back to the first road.

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