Kansas Herpetological Society to Host Field Trip at Clark State Fishing Lake

Kansas Herpetological Society to Host Field Trip at Clark State Fishing Lake
Kansas Herpetological Society to Host Field Trip at Clark State Fishing Lake
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)

Pratt, KS -(AmmoLand.com)- Members of the Kansas Herpetological Society (KHS) will be spending a weekend at Clark State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area, 8 miles south of Kingsdown, to conduct a hands-on survey of reptiles and amphibians.

Anyone interested is invited to participate in this fun and educational event. The field trip will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and pick back up from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. While some KHS members may gather as early as Friday evening, participants are welcome to stay for as much or as little as they desire. KHS membership is not required to participate.

Everyone attending should meet at the Clark State Fishing Lake group campsite (signs will be posted) at 9 a.m. While most specimens observed and counted during the KHS field trip will be released, select specimens will be collected by individuals with current Kansas Scientific Collecting Permits and kept for deposition in research collections at accredited institutions. Field trip participants wishing to assist in this research effort are encouraged to donate their specimens to those individuals qualified to receive them.

For more information on this event, visit the KHS Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/ksherp/, or contact Travis Taggart at (785) 650-2445 or [email protected]

About the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism:

As a public steward of the Kansas natural resources, the mission of the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is to: Conserve and enhance Kansas natural heritage, its wildlife and its habitats–to assure future generations the benefits of the state’s diverse, living resources; Provide the public with opportunities for the use and appreciation of the natural resources of Kansas, consistent with the conservation of those resources; Inform the public of the status of the natural resources of Kansas to promote understanding and gain assistance in achieving this mission.

For more information on KDWPT, please visit www.kdwpt.state.ks.us.