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May 2022 Monthly Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, May 16th.  Speaker will be Rick Rego.

Topic: Amphibians of New England – Their Natural History and Habitats with an Emphasis on Massachusetts species.

Richard J. Rego has been working with amphibians on a professional level in Massachusetts for many years.  Long time work on the blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) and the spring salamander (Gyrinophilius porphyriticus) has been the focus of his collaboration with state-level researchers. He has also worked with other imperiled amphibians and reptiles on a variety of levels.  He also works with marine mammals throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, performing necropsies on stranded seals and cetaceans.  A long-time aquarium hobbyist, he is a member of the Tropical Fish Society of Rhode Island and a former member of the board of governors for the Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies where he served as the legislative chair.  An avid collector and dealer in aquarium literature, his private library consists of nearly ten-thousand volumes on aquarium fish, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, birds, and invertebrates.  He is the Senior Anatomy Coordinator at the McGrath Veterinary Teaching Laboratory in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA.

Please feel free to bring refreshments to share.

May’s Bowl Show is Dwarf Cichlids (under 3”) – Apistogramma, Kribs, etc.

Our new location is now INSIDE the New England Aquarium in the Harbor View Cafe. Enter the New England Aquarium through the main entrance, and take the stairs to your right, past the gift shop, to the 2ndfloor mezzanine.  An elevator is also available.

Attendees may begin arriving at 7:30PM.  BAS Secretary Donna will greet you at the door.  If you are driving, street meters are free after 8PM. Paid parking is available nearby in the Boston Harbor Garage. If you are taking the MBTA, take the Blue line to Aquarium.

Anyone wishing to stay in touch with us:

Please email our BAS Secretary & Membership Chair Donna McAndrews (marksdonnam@hotmail.com).

She will put you on our Guest Membership List. You will receive reminders of our yearly NEAq Tour, Quarterly Breeder Auctions, Yearly Auction and Monthly Speakers.