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November 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JC Studio Theatre, Fringe

A Field Guide to the Snakes of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is home to a rich ecosystem supporting over 40 species of snake, so encounters are quite common. But if you see a snake, how do you know if it is venomous, and what should you do to avoid injury, to yourself or the snake? Adam Francis is a lifelong nature enthusiast, founder of and the author of the recent Field Guide to the Snakes of Hong Kong. Tonight he shares his approach to finding, photographing and documenting the many snake species found in Hong Kong, and talks about the place of snakes in the local ecosystem and some of the unique behaviors and characteristics of various local species. Join Adam to learn about snake rescue, relocation and welfare, and current projects underway to help improve interactions between humans and snakes in Hong Kong.

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In 2018, Adam Francis became determined to make a lasting contribution to the natural sciences. Thus, began his efforts to photograph and document the many species of snake in Hong Kong. Along the way he developed new skills and had many adventures all culminating in this field guide.