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Littered with Lizards - VNHS
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Feb 12/19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Littered with Lizards
Tuesday, 12 February19:30 – 21:00
 
Fraser Bldg, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
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NATURAL HISTORY NIGHT  

Littered with Lizards—Pets as a Form of Pollution.
Is there anyone in Saanich who has not seen a European Wall Lizard? It was the first exotic lizard to become established in our region. The second species, the Italian Wall Lizard, can be found just over the U.S. border on Orcas Island. Reptiles and amphibians are popular in the pet trade and many are abandoned each year. Dr. Gavin Hanke, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Royal British Columbia Museum, will detail the diversity of herps released here in the last decade and present the latest on the European Wall Lizard in BC. 
We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 159 of the Fraser Building, UVic. Everyone welcome! Come early to socialize! Note: UVic parking is $3.