A total of 27 members, representing nine (9) organizations, attended the meeting. Nine (9) 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 2020 meeting. Abstracts from presentations will be published in the 2019 newsletter, which will be available this winter.
The MHA would like to thank Saint Louis University for generously hosting the 2019 meeting at the beautiful Reis Biological Field Station.
Date and Location
The 32nd annual meeting of the Missouri Herpetological Association will be held September 28 – 29, 2019 at Reis Biological Field Station, approximately 11 miles east of Steelville on MO 8 in 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 Fri 20 Sep 2019. Registration is free.
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.
Dormitory, sleeping cabins (3 or 4 persons per cabin), and tent camping sites are available. There will be a $15/person charge to stay at the station overnight! Bring pillow, sleeping bag, or bedding.
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 ½ 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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