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Very proud of how are #Amphibian Research and Conservation Center (AKA #MetamorphosisMeadow) is shaping up!⁠ ⁠ Through a grant from Memphis Zoo, we have expanded to 33 artificial wetlands for breeding and head-starting imperiled amphibians.⁠ ⁠ In the next week or two, we will be adding Gopher Frog tadpoles!

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Marbled Salamander⁠ 𝑨𝒎𝒃𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒎𝒂 𝒐𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒖𝒎⁠ ⁠ One of the most spectacular species out there, and we still have some urban manders right here in Atlanta

If you are in the Atlanta area and interested in learning more about #reptiles — Join us for our new Saturday course starting in March!⁠ ⁠ 𝔹𝕚𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕘𝕪 𝕠𝕗 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℝ𝕖𝕡𝕥𝕚𝕝𝕖𝕤⁠ ⁠

Striped Newt⁠ 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒐𝒑𝒉𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒖𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒔⁠ ⁠ With the Coastal Plains Institute and many other awesome partners, we just released a bunch of our baby Striped Newts as partners in the Striped Newt Repatriation Project.⁠ ⁠ Good luck little newts!!!

Spotted Salamander introductions at a new recipient site in Atlanta

Eastern Spotted Newt (Eft)⁠ 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙝𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙢𝙪𝙨 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙨⁠ ⁠ The second juvenile stage of N. viridescens, when the species is terrestrial, diurnal, and toxic.⁠ ⁠ Resist the temptation to eat one of these cute little things.

Ringed Salamanders⁠ 𝘼𝙢𝙗𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙖 𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙢⁠ ⁠ I can't get enough of these things — so incredibly beautiful, and am looking forward to captive propagation experiments.

Southern Two-lined Salamander⁠ 𝙀𝙪𝙧𝙮𝙘𝙚𝙖 𝙘𝙞𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙖⁠ ⁠ Perhaps the most common amphibian in metro #Atlanta, and certainly the most tolerant of the water quality in our city streams.

A Message from Tobias, the new AF Director of Research

The incredible Ringed Salamander, 𝑨𝒎𝒃𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒎𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒎⁠ ⁠ These young salamanders are growing well!⁠ ⁠ #AmphibiousAF

𝑨𝒏𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒔 𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒊, the Hispaniolan Anole⁠ ⁠ Still openings for my Biology of the Reptiles course at Agnes Scott. The 8 week course is only $100 and covers the major reptile groups. Saturdays from 2:30-5:30⁠ ⁠ Go to: to register or learn more