Meet Ontario's Only Lizard
Speakers: Josh Feltham, Fleming College
Date: Nov 21
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Our regular meeting location

Ontario's only lizard will be the star of the show at our November meeting. Our speaker, Josh Feltham, Coordinator of the Ecosystem Management program at Fleming College, will introduce us to the Five-lined Skink. This little amphibian can grow up to 21 centimeters, although most are much smaller. Its name comes from the five cream-coloured stripes that run from its head to the tip of its tail. This unique species is listed as "endangered" for the Carolinian population and of "special concern" for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence population.

Josh combines his passion for the natural world with a genuine belief that he can contribute to positive environmental, social, cultural and ecological change through research and teaching. In addition to coordinating the Ecosystem Management program, he has developed three continuing education courses focusing on the biology, identification and monitoring of Ontario amphibians and reptiles. Currently, Josh is also completing a PhD in Conservation Biology at Trent University. His research explores the connection between habitat selection, distribution, morphology and mating systems of Five-lined Skinks at the northern limit of their range.

Find out more about this interesting creature by joining us for an informative presentation. All are invited to attend, free of charge.

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