Venomous Animals of the Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert
Presented by Jeffery Burkhart, PhD
Jeffery Burkhart, PhD, is Fletcher Jones Professor of Biology at the University of La Verne where he is just approaching retirement following 44 years of university teaching. Though his PhD was completed on the ecology of a desert grasshopper, he has long had an interest in reptiles and amphibians, and has researched and taught a number of related courses for The Desert Institute of Joshua Tree National Park
In this lecture he will touch on the nature of animal venoms and toxins, and on specific Mojave Desert arthropod, amphibian and reptile species that are noxious, toxic, or important as disease vectors.
Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month. Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 – Free for Members – beverages will be served.