Free lecture at Deering Estate to discuss snakes in Everglades | Palmetto Bay
Make plans to come to the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave on Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., for a free lecture “Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion” with presenter Larry Perez. This event and other similar monthly events are presented in partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida and the Deering Estate at Cutler
As reported in the Community Newspapers, Snake-eating alligators and alligator-eating snakes might seem like a science fiction story line, but those battles are playing out in Everglades National Park where the invasion of non-native pythons threatens to upend a rich and diverse ecosystem that includes the largest tract of wilderness east of the Rockies. Perez skillfully explores this astonishing assault — the repercussions already tallied and those lying in wait — in a book that reads almost like fiction, but which is only too factual.
For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, visit online at www.deeringestate.org