Snakes and Lizards of the FL Treasure Coast – Presentation February 9, 2022

The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County in conjunction with the St. Lucie County Libraries Paula Lewis Branch will be conducting a lunch and learn presentation entitled “Snakes and Lizards of the Florida Treasure Coast” on February 9, 2022 from Noon – 1 p.m. This event will be hosted by Maureen Gallagher, Library Branch Manager with the Paula Lewis Library in Port St Lucie. During this event Ken Gioeli, UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension Agent will discuss representative native snakes in residential landscapes, venomous snakes and nonnative reptiles on the Treasure Coast. Bring a lunch. Cold drinks will be provided.

Nonvenomous and venomous snakes can be seen in urbanized areas of the community. We also have an increasing abundance of nonnative reptiles found on the Treasure Coast including Peters’s rock agama, Burmese pythons, black and white tegu and iguana and others. This lunch and learn lecture is designed to teach Florida residents and visitors about biology, management and identification of venomous and nonvenomous snakes as well as native and nonnative reptiles found in the area. The Paula Lewis Branch Library is located at 2950 SW Rosser Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Extension programs are open to all people without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin.

Registration is not required. This program is free of charge. For additional information, contact Maureen Gallagher,

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Rat snake photo credits: Ken Gioeli

What: Lunch and Learn –Snakes and Lizards of the FL Treasure Coast
Presenters: Ken Gioeli, UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County
When: February 9, 2022 at 12 – 1 PM
Where: Paula Lewis Library, 2950 SW Rosser Blvd, Port St Lucie
Registration: Not Required.
Cost: Free
Information: Maureen Gallagher,

The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties, UF/IFAS Extension works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. | @UF_IFAS


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Posted: November 16, 2021

Category: Agriculture, Events, Home Landscapes, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Agama, Anole, Coral Snake, Iguana, Rattlesnake, Reptile, Snakes, Tegu

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