Thank you for your interest in the Hawkesbury Herpetological Society.
We pride ourselves in our efforts to educate others about habitat preservation, care techniques, and other practical skills involved with keeping for Reptiles and Amphibians.
Our members put this learning to use through practical activity to conserve bushland, rehabilitate wildlife, and advocate on behalf of native reptiles and amphibians.
John Cann OAM - The 'La Perouse Snake Man' and legend in herpetology.
John's family demonstrated snakes and reptiles to the public in weekly shows at "The Loop" in La Perouse, Sydney, from the early 20th century until 2010 when John retired.
This alone educated and inspired generations of Australians in the ways of reptiles.
He has written many books and has a continuing interest in freshwater turtles.
We are honoured to have such a man as our patron.
|More information about John||The Cann Family website||"Snake man calls it a day"
ABC 7.30 Report 13/4/2010
At its centre is the Broad-headed Snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides).
Once a common species in the Sydney basin, this snake is now listed as endangered in NSW.
Surrounding this image is a map of the Hawkesbury River system from which the Society takes its name.
|More about The Broad-headed Snake:||
"Office of Environment Heritage NSW"