SANIBEL, Fla. (January 11, 2021) – The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Virtual Speaker Series presented by LCEC continues on Monday, January 25 with “Nonnative Large Constrictors in Florida” by Justin Dalaba, Science Writer & Outreach Coordinator for University of Florida’s Croc Docs.

Protecting Florida’s natural resources from invasive species, like the Burmese python, starts with you. Why are snakes important? Which ones are harmful and how can you tell? Tune in with the UF ‘Croc Docs’ to learn about the history of invasive reptiles and amphibians in Florida, how to identify native and nonnative snakes, and what you should do if you see one.

Virtual Speaker Series programs begin at 4:00pm and are approximately one hour in length. The talks will be presented using Zoom and are limited to 100 participants so advanced registration is required. Admission per device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To register, please visit or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.

CROW’s 2021 Virtual Speaker Series presented by LCEC features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, please visit

About the Speaker:

Justin Dalaba is a part of the UF “Croc Docs,” a team of researchers on the forefront of reptile and amphibian conservation throughout south Florida and the Caribbean. Currently, he works to enhance public and scientific understanding of crocodilians and invasive species threats to Everglades restoration. He also serves as outreach chair for the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA).