KHS Spring 2017 Field Trip
When: 21-23 April 2017
Where: The 2017 Spring KHS Field Trip will be headquartered in Beaumont, Kansas. Field trip forays will be held in adjacent Elk County. KHS members will gather as early as Friday evening (21 April 2017). KHS signs will be posted.
More Info: Field trip forays will be held in adjacent Elk County. KHS herpetofaunal counts will officially take place from 9:00am to 5:00 pm on Saturday (22 April 2017) and on Sunday morning (23 April 2017) from 9:00am to noon. Individuals wishing to participate should meet at the group campsite at Beaumont Hotel on both dates at 9:00am. More information is available at KHS 2017 Spring Field Trip - Kansas Herpetology Facebook Group.
KHS Field Trips are open to anyone interested in learning more about the Kansas herpetofauna. Participants need not be members to participate, though they are certainly encouraged to join. So feel free to bring your family, friends, and social groups to enjoy a truly unique area of Kansas.
The Beaumont Hotel has set aside 9 rooms @ $99+tax/night. They also have a new tiny house with a queen bed and loft @ $115+tax/night. Please call (620.843.2422) to make reservations [block rooms are not available online]. Tent camping is $30 for both nights. Potable water and bathroom (w/ running water) (room 111) will be accessible to tent campers. Beaumont is relatively remote and dining is limited. There is a possibility of a Saturday morning and evening buffet if enough interest is shown.
While most specimens observed and counted during the KHS field trip will be released, selected specimens also will be collected by individuals with current Kansas Scientific Collecting Permits and kept for deposition in research collections at accredited institutions, where they (and their tissues) will be available for research use by any museum or university investigators. Field trip participants wishing to assist in this research effort are encouraged to donate their specimens to those individuals qualified to receive them.

KHS Field Trips are open to anyone interested in learning more about the Kansas herpetofauna. Participants need not be members to participate, though they are certainly welcome to join. So feel free to bring your family, friends, and social groups to enjoy a truly unique area of Kansas.

Any questions about this KHS field trip should be directed to the KHS Field Trip Chairperson. Enquiries may be in the form of email or a telephone call.

KHS Field Trip Chairperson
Travis W. Taggart
Telephone 785-650-2445
Email: ttaggart@fhsu.edu