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.