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Alberta Reptile Enthusiasts Meeting June 2014!

June 14, 2014


The Alberta Reptile and Amphibian Society is happy to present the 2014 Alberta Reptile Enthusiasts Meeting (AREM) June 14th.

Join us and snake researcher Adam Martinson searching for prairie rattlesnakes and other Alberta wildlife in Dinosaur Provincial Park. Assist in tagging and collecting data on these “data deficient” snake populations in the park. This is a fantastic social event to interact with other TARAS members, and visit one of Alberta’s beautiful parks for a once in a life time experience! We will be meeting in the early am on the Saturday in the park for a hike and collection with Adam M, and are trying to arrange several other fun things to do relating to reptiles and dinosaurs!

We have arranged for camp sites with power in Dinosaur Provincial Park (NOT Drumheller but in Brooks) for those wishing to stay overnight on sat and return home on the Sunday. We will have time for an ERAS / TARAS social gathering on the sat evening to allow us to talk about the societies, future plans, and local endeavors.
Due to the nature of what we are hunting – sightings are not guaranteed, but in every prior trip participants have found snakes. Each individual on the trip has the opportunity to safely (and legally) hold a rattlesnake. In several past trips we have found multiple handleable bullsnakes!! This is a fantastic experience for all reptile enthusiasts!

Trip cost is $40 (which is a straight donation to Adam M) and includes round trip transportation from Calgary to Dinosaur Provincial Park. 100% of the charge is matched by TARAS and donated directly to Adam’s research which amounts to $80 per participant. He has used the funds from past trips to purchase tags and equipment for his ongoing study.

Included in the cost is a TARAS membership (or renewal). You must be 14 years or older, with minors accompanied with an adult. (Any younger guests are at discretion of the TARAS board and insurance regulations – please let me know if you are wanting to bring someone younger than 14 and we will see what we can do to accommodate).

Spaces are filling up quickly! This is a must-not-miss event!
Email – andreawitko@hotmail.com to secure your spot today!!


Andrea Witko


Dinosaur Provincial Park
Brooks, Alberta Canada + Google Map