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Friday, July 25th - General Meeting


Speaker: Lance Weaver on “A Return to Reptiles—Passing Along Your Passion”.

Cubberly Community Center, Room H6, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto.

Photoof Crested Gecko, 23 yrs old, by Aleks Haecky

President’s Letter

Hello BAHS Members and Supporters!

Well this month marks our first live meeting since Mr. Covid came to town and shut stuff down!

On July 23rd Friday in the evening at 7:30 p.m., please, everyone that possibly can turn up so that we can usher in the new and former era.

The meeting will be held at the Cubberley Center in Palo Alto—Room H6—that is the one on the side of the Center by the Piazzi Plaza. (No more Room M2 behind the theater. )

Our speaker will be a local well known Herper—Lance Weaver. Many of you know Lance already. He has posted many pictures on our Facebook page of his herping adventures and finds. Lance works for a company that does Reptile themed parties for children. Lance said that he’ll do a more “Adult” version for our club. Of course I had to inject, “Not too Adult!”.

The topic is “A Return to Reptiles—Passing Along Your Passion”.

Many of us active in the BAHS Club (and formerly BAARS) have probably accumulated perhaps hundreds of hours or more exhibiting reptiles and amphibians to the public. After a while, you just get better with practice…but perhaps also a bit set in your ways. So, I am eager to find new angles and approaches to introducing people to our pets and the nature and science of herps.

Coming up in July, before our meeting, is the Reptile (and Oddities) Show in Vallejo, on July 17th and 18th and hosted by JNR Reptile Rescue. This is a fundraiser for their rescue, so please come out and support them. Peter Marshall will be there at a BAHS Table, so stop by and say “Hi”.

Then later, in August, is the San Jose Reptile Show returns. Specifically, August 28th and 29th in the Pavillion Hall at the County Fairgrounds. See the Events section for details.

Our last ZOOM Meeting was a total bust! Dante of the San Antonio Zoo had a total computer sound crash and was unable to fix it as he was out in the field doing work until late. Then I had planned to just host the meeting anyway…but my ZOOM crashed! At the time I was in perhaps too much panic mode to think it through. I have the Pro Version of ZOOM as that was necessary to host the BAHS Meetings. But my ZOOM reverted to the “Basic” one, and so my Zoom Client just disappeared. I went and followed the URL I had sent out to people. Then I’m in the ZOOM Waiting Room “waiting for the host to start the meeting” and I’m screaming at my screen “I AM THE HOST!”.

Funny looking back on it.

Hope to see you at our next meeting.

Jeff Whitnack, BAHS President.

Upcoming Events

July 23


7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

General Meeting - Live!!!

Speaker: Speaker:

Lance Weaver, “A Return to Reptiles—Passing Along Your Passion”.

Cubberly Community Center

Room H6, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto.

July 17 and 18

Vallejo Reptiles & Oddities Show

Solano County Fairgrounds

900 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589

Contact: Pete Marshall,

August 28 and 29

San Jose Reptile Show

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds - Pavilion Hall

344 Tully Road

San Jose, CA 95111

“A Return to Reptiles

Passing Along Your Passion”

by Lance Weaver

Our July Speaker, Lance Weaver, works for a company that does Reptile themed parties for children. Here are some pictures to wet your appetite!




Alligator Lizard!

By Aleks Haecky

Remember when I wrote about that feisty little Alligator Lizard that was getting water from my turtle’s bowl?

Here he is. I found him when I opened the cage to clean it. He was super feisty.

Well, it looks like he’s taken up residence in the barn.

The other day I was moving some filter materials behind the aquarium and found this shed skin.

Photo of shed skin and alligator lizard drinking water.


See You at the LIVE Meeting!

BAHS is an educational and conservational group of amateur and professional herpetologists who want to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and friendship with others interested in these fascinating creatures. We promote knowledge and enjoyment of reptiles, amphibians, and other herptiles.

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