Episode 78: From Kansas to South Africa with Daren Riedle

Hello everyone and welcome to Episode 78 and I hope you all remain safe and healthy out there.  After three weeks at home, I am heading back to Peru this afternoon for this year’s third and final tour.  I’m happy to get another show out before I leave, and we will touch base again in early March when I return.

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Our guest this week is Daren Riedle. Daren is the Wildlife Diversity Coordinator for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and he wears many hats as a researcher, administrator, and avid herper.  I recorded this interview in Peru this past January, and I enjoyed the opportunity to herp and just hang out with Daren during our stay.  Our conversation took us from Kansas to South Africa with many points in between.

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