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Herp society annual meeting will honor Collins


The Kansas Herpetological Society will host its 39th annual meeting Nov. 2 to 4 on the campus of Fort Hays State University and at Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Registration is $10, which includes beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

The three-day meeting will be a tribute to KHS founder Joe Collins, who died this year while vacationing in Florida. The meeting is open to everyone, and Collins' friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend.

A welcoming reception will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Sternberg. Beverages and snacks will be provided. The extensive Joseph T. Collins Memorial Library, recently moved to the museum, will be dedicated and open to the public. Participants also will have one of several opportunities to tour the newly opened exhibit "Rattlersssss," featuring live examples of every species of rattlesnake native to the United States and Canada. A slideshow of Kansas herps and herpetologists featuring Collins will run during the reception.

Presentations will be Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning in Albertson Hall on the FHSU campus.

For more information or to register, visit www.cnah.org.