Cottonwood Gallery: 275 N. Main St. Las Cruces, NM 88001

 Living with Snakes: How to Coexist with our Friends in the Desert

The gila monster's habitat is threatened due primarily to human encroachment.

Drawing upon his decades of experience with venomous snakes, herpetologist Frank Bryce will talk about the reptiles we share the desert with, how to identify the most common species of rattlesnakes, and what to do if you find one on your porch. He’ll bring in live specimens (in cages!) to help with identification, including a Gila monster that may be the oldest one in captivity. You don't want to miss this informative and practical presentation!

Free and open to the public. For more information contact (575)522-5552 or ashley@wildmesquite.org.