Showing posts from February, 2013

First eggs from Head-started Gopher frogs!!!!

John Jensen (GA DNR) snaps a shot of the very first clutch of Gopher frog eggs detected at the release site! In November, we posted on the blog that  Vanessa Kinney Terrell , graduate student in John Maerz' lab at UGA working on Gopher frogs found the first adult head-started Gopher frog at the release site. Today, John Jensen with Georgia DNR found the first clutch of eggs laid by head-started frogs! This was an incredible discovery and some encouraging news for Gopher frogs. A quick picture of this year's batch of Gopher frog eggs collected to be head-started at the Garden

UGA Herpetological Society visits the Garden

Me greeting the UGHS and explaining why we have so many frogs at a botanical garden! Every year, the UGHS comes to Atlanta for behind the scenes tours of the Garden's amphibian conservation program, and Zoo Atlanta's reptile house. It's always a great visit! (Photo's by Henry Adams) UGHS inspecting on of our resident Rhinoclemmys in the trop house A stunning shot of Cruziohyla craspedopus on the glass of the Amazon exhibit