Many people have a strong fear of snakes. However, some people get excited every time they encounter one of these misunderstood critters. One such person is herpetologist Joseph Collins of the Center for North American Herpetology. Collins has many stories about encountering snakes in the wild. He also has recently co-authored a revised edition of the “Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas.”
At 2 p.m. Sunday, Collins will share stories of some of his encounters at a free public program at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center titled “Snakes and People: When They Meet Stuff Happens.” Collins, along with Suzanne Collins, wife and co-author of “Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas,” will have books available to purchase and sign after the presentation. For more information contact the KWEC at 877-243-9268
Operating as a branch of Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History, the KWEC is located 10 miles northeast of Great Bend, KS along K-156 Highway and serves as a gateway to the 41,000-acre Cheyenne Bottoms wetlands area.