Meeting Cancelled

Dear MHA members,

I wanted to let everyone know that we are unfortunately going to cancel the upcoming MHA meeting at Drury-Mincy this weekend.  It has come to our attention that the majority of professors and students had conflicts for this weekend, and we had a very low number of presentations submitted.  I know it has been several years since our last MHA meeting due to COVID.  We will thrive to increase correspondence for future activities and ask that everyone please mark your calendars for September 23-24 for the 2023 meeting.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Jeff Briggler

Original Meeting Announcement

Date and Location

The 35th annual meeting of the Missouri Herpetological Association will be held September 24 – 25, 2022 at Bull Shoals Field Station, approximately 10 miles southeast of Kirbyville off Route J in Taney 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 16 Sep 2022. 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.


A dormitory (bunk beds and cots for approximately 30 people on a first come basis) and sites for tent camping near the Drury House are available. Bring pillow, sleeping bag or bedding. There is a $5 charge for anyone staying overnight. Motel rooms are available in nearby Forsyth and Branson for the less adventurous.

Driving Directions

From Springfield, take Highway 65 south about 38 miles, then exit at MO 248 (red route – red diamond on exit sign). There will be a traffic light at the intersection of the exit ramp and 248. Turn left (east) which will take you into old downtown Branson. At the roundabout, select Veterans Blvd (Business 65) that continues south through a major intersection with Main Street. After this intersection the road becomes MO 76 east. Continue on Hwy 76 for 6 miles. As you leave town, cross Lake Taneycomo and turn left after the bridge. After the long hill and some curves, you will also pass a golf course and new developments on the right. Shortly after passing a small school (Kirbyville), turn right (south) onto county road J. Follow Rt. J for about 6 miles, and then go straight through the four-way intersection (a Missouri Department of Conservation sign points toward the near by Mincy Conservation Area for a turn to the right).

The pavement turns to gravel as you pass through an open gate where you will see yellow Department of Conservation signage for the Drury Conservation Area. You will later pass through a second bar gate, which is usually locked, but open for special events. Follow the gravel road for 4 miles until it dead ends at the field station. You will see the Bull Shoals Field Station sign and the large stone house overlooking the lake.

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