Cold-blood creatures to visit on March 29

March 23, 2018
By Marcy Shortuse

■ STAFF REPORT
Everyone invited to come and meet all sorts of amazing animals when “The Reptile Man” John Storms visits the island next week.
Attendees will get a chance to see lizards, snakes, skinks and more at the free event, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium.
Storms has been doing educational presentations about reptiles for more than 35 years. He has a Master’s degree in Zoology.
His emphasis is to teach people about the importance of ecosystems and the environment.
Storms said he does these shows for two reasons: to educate people about the reptiles and have fun while doing it.
He changes the show up every year, including different kinds of animals and discussing different types of habitats.
The very lively speaker will bring about six or seven reptiles to the show. He wouldn’t reveal exactly which kind he is bringing, because he prefers it be a surprise to the audience.
Storms will bring several scaly, cool-blooded creatures to the stage and talk about how these reptiles survive in the wild. Guests can also learn how to identify poisonous versus non-poisonous snakes at the educational presentation.
“The Women’s Club is always so generous to support the show and Lee County Parks is great to work with,” he said at the show last year.