MAY LIHS MEETING
The LIHS monthly meeting for May will be on Sunday, May 4th, from 1 - 4 PM in the Conference Center, at SUNY Farmingdale. Directions to SUNY Farmingdale here. The topic for the day will; be MADAGASCAR LIVE Live by Erik Callendar. As usual, the meeting may end earlier than 4. Meetings are open to both LIHS members and non-members. There is no admission fee.
ANNUAL LIHS DINNER
The annual LIHS dinner will beheld on Saturday evening, June 7th, from 7 - 10 PM. Unlike most LIHS events, THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. It will be held at SUNY Farmingdale but in a new on campus location for us, the Campus Center Building. Directions to SUNY Farmingdale here. The price of the dinner is $25 for adults and $10 for children. First come, first serve on ticket availability. For more information, please see the page at this link: http://www.lihs.org/files/events.htm.
ANNUAL LIHS AUCTION (and June Meeting)
|C/B 2012, 100 % het for albino, 1.0 ball python |
to go up for bids at the auction. Starting bid $70.00.
|2013 Baby Redfoot Tortoise, about 3" long will be |
looking for bids and a new home.
Captive bred. Starting bid $70.
The LIHS Annual Auction will take place on June 8th from 1 - 4 PM at SUNY Farmingdale in the Conference Center.
Directions to SUNY Farmingdale here. This event is open to both members and non-members. For more info on the LIHS Auction, please visit this link:
|Some items donated by Zoo-Med |
for inclusion in the auction.
Don't eat to much the night before at the LIHS Dinner or you may oversleep and miss the auction and you sure don't want to miss your chance to be the high bidder on some fine auction items. A preview of some of the auction items can be found here. If you are donating items or animals to the LIHS for the auction, please contact: Info@LIHS.org. Likewise if you have pictures of auction items for posting on the site.
REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN APPRECIATION DAY
The LIHS will be participating in Reptile And Amphibian Appreciation Day at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium on Saturday June 14th from 10 AM until 4PM. As usual we are seeking volunteers to display herps at the LIHS tables. While only LIHS members may volunteer to display animals at the LIHS tables, the event itself is open to the public. The hatchery charges a small admission fee that also covers the event. Note that there is no admission fee for LIHS member volunteers.
There will also be a Turtle and Tortoise Pageant the same day and that is open to the public and their turtles and tortoises for participation. Don't forget, if you want to participate in the pageant, you must meet the June 9th registration deadline. I am uncertain as how you go about registering but you can email the hatchery staff for information at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call them at this number: (516) 692-6768.
This is a great way to spend the day or part of it. The hatchery has several trout tanks, a couple of ponds, and a few exhibit buildings; see this link for info on exhibits. I think that the CSFH&A has an excellent display of native American fish, reptiles & amphibians that is not to be missed and that if you at all like turtles (or have kids that do) then you should make certain not to miss the baby turtle tank.
If you are into fishing, they also offer a catch and keep program geared toward the youngsters. They supply fishing equipment and bait at $5 per fisherman. You and your kids can then go fishing but the catch is you must keep what you catch and pay a $4.00 fee per fish; more info here.
Of course, lest you forget, there should also be a fine outdoor display (weather permitting - otherwise indoors) of reptiles and amphibians exhibited by LIHS members.
Directions can be found here.
Hope to see you at all of the above events.
All the best,