An impressively sized animal

Featured speaker, Jim Andrews, with a Black Rat Snake.

The Otter Creek Audubon Society Annual Dinner and Meeting will take place Thursday November, 12. Our keynote speaker this year will be Jim Andrews, Herpetologist, Adjunct Assistant Professor at UVM, Chair of the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Scientific Advisory Group to the Endangered Species Committee and longtime OCAS friend. Jim will share with us his local expertise on the natural history of the snakes, frogs and salamanders that live in our region in a presentation entitled, Selected Reptiles & Amphibians of Addison County.

The Otter Creek Audubon Society will also be presenting the 2015 Silver Feather award to Chris Slesar for successfully promoting collaboration between community, government and non-profit organizations in the design, funding and construction of wildlife underpasses of particular importance to amphibians.

The meeting will be held at the The American Legion, 49 Wilson Road, Middlebury, Vermont. Preceded by a social hour, a Lasagna dinner with meat and vegetarian options will begin at 6pm. The cost for the meal is $18.50, and you can use this invitation (pdf) to make reservations.

The meeting and Silver Feather presentation at 6:45 and the featured speaker beginning at 7:45 are free and open to the public.