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Amphibians and Reptiles of Northwest Indiana

March 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT


Brock Struecker, Cardno Ecologist and Herpetologist, will take us on a virtual journey through the Natural Regions of Northwest Indiana to discuss the diversity of reptiles and amphibians that call them home. We will examine the unique features found in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, and St. Joseph Counties and how they influence the distribution of our local herpetofauna. From the turtles of the Dune and Swale to the salamanders of the Valparaiso Moraine, learn about some of the communities our Shirley Heinze Land Trust Properties protect.

Brock Struecker is a Herpetologist and Ecologist working for Cardno where he conducts botanical and wildlife surveys throughout Northwest Indiana. Brock earned his Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and a Master’s in Biology from Loyola University Chicago. During his Master’s program he studied food web ecology of ephemeral wetlands examining the diets of larval salamanders in addition to other research projects involving reptiles and amphibians of the Midwest.


Our virtual space is limited. Please, register only for the number of connections you will need to access the Zoom meeting, rather than the number of people who will attend on your device. We will stream the event live to Facebook if the Zoom meeting fills.

This event is being provided free of charge. If you are able, please consider making a donation to support Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s outreach and education programming so that we can continue to provide these opportunities to all people.


March 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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