Episode 98: Herping Suriname

Hello everyone and welcome to Episode Ninety Eight!  And while we’re at it, I hope you all remain safe and healthy out there. After traveling for the better part of a month, it’s good to be back home and back in the podcast studio.

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I captured this episode in Suriname back in mid-May, towards the end of our herp trip there.  It was recorded around the swimming pool in the heat of the afternoon on one of our few down days in Suriname.   Energy levels were a bit low given the heat and the swimming pool and some adult beverages, but the lads responded and gave good accounts of our adventures there. I hope you enjoy this in-the-field episode, and I want to thank Jeremy Pixton, Matt Cage, Peter Mooney, John Burris, Pat Kain, and Shawn LaRochelle for talking with me and a special shout-out to our pal Dermot Bowden, who had to leave a few days early and missed the discussion, it was good to see you again Dermot.  Special thanks to the folks at Unlock Nature – Dick Lock, Lieke Verwoerd, Marcos Carello, Soraya Sodrono, Matthew Wallace, Fenne, Yordi, and all the other folks who helped to make our trip a success.

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