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Tomorrow is the day! - The next Atlanta Amphibian Identification Workshop is happening Sunday, August 28th at Kavarna in Decatur @kavarnadecatur

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via Instagram http://ift.tt/2bpCBoA. This event is a joint production of the Garden's 'Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program' (maamp.us) and the Atlanta Science Tavern. Come and learn how to identify the 28 species of urban amphibians we are lucky enough to have in our neighborhoods! For more information, see the link below: http://ift.tt/29zMK0X #MAAMP #AmphibianMonitoring #AmphibianConservation #CitizenScience #CitizenScientist #Frogs #Salamanders #AmphibianFoundation #ysci

A beautiful #Bijagual variety of Red-eyed Leaf Frog, Agalychnis callidryas in the conservatory.

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#Prisma filter of a beautiful Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma maculatum.

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My sweet little boy, Anthony in the #frogLAB with a gorgeous Green Spiny Toad, #Incilius coniferus from Panama.

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Save the amphibians! They are dying off in a mass extinction worldwide.

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Thank you again, Laura for supporting amphibians and amphibian conservation!

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Spotted Salamander through a Prisma filter

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Free Atlanta Science Tavern Amphibian Identification Workshop Aug 28th @ Kavarna 4:30-6:00 pm

I look forward to talking re: #UrbanAmphibianMonitoring@kavarna Aug 28 & how 2 help https://t.co/aCPKEisQUR#MAAMPpic.twitter.com/n1uaj59HYd — frogsneedourhelp (@markmandica) August 14, 2016

The beautiful Marbled Salamander, Ambystoma opacum through a #Prisma filter.

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Our Beloved Romeo's Surgery was 4 Years Ago Today!

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For those of you that remember Romeo - the personable Bullfrog from the Aquatic Pond ... His leg surgery, which was necessary as the result of a bird or turtle bite, was 4 years ago today!

Dedicated volunteer and retired physician, Gene performed the surgery, which Romeo fully recovered from despite now being a tripod.

While he still had all of his legs, Romeo was known for approaching visitors, eating bugs right out of your hand, and on this blog is footage of him swimming up and jumping right into the hand of former Amphibian Conservation Scientist at the Garden - Dante Fenolio.

To see all the posts on Romeo, including the footage of him swimming up and jumping into Dante's hand, click the link below:

Romeo the Bullfrog

#‎Phantasmal‬ ‪#‎PoisonFrog‬ Epipedobates tricolor in the ‪#‎FuquaConservatory‬

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One of the first things (and ultimately one of my favorite things) about the conservatory is this healthy and vital population of ‪#‎Morispunga‬ tricolors. One can observe them in this semi-natural setting 365 days a year, but they are most active during the mornings after the conservatory has been watered heavily. Look to see if the pathway is wet - if so then you should have no trouble hearing the calls of advertising male frogs, trying to woo females. If you look hard enough, you can find male frogs guarding the eggs, which are often deposited on the horizontal portion of leaves within a couple of feet from the ground. Once the eggs hatch, he will carry them on his back to one of the 7 little wetlands inside the conservatory. This atypical parental care behavior is actually common in the family of Poison Frogs -‪#‎Dendrobatidae‬ ‪

#‎Epipedobatestricolor‬ ‪#‎AmphibianConservation‬‪#‎AmphibianConservationProgram‬ ‪#‎FrogsNeedOurHelp‬‪#‎Salamanders…

Jungle Carpet Python through a #Prisma filter at the #NeotenicZoo

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The last known #Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog, #Ecnomiohyla rabborum today in the #frogPOD

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Annual Amphibian Conservation Program party @ Casa Mandica - this time with a three foot lizard on our laps (Rex) ~

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Leslie Phillips, Lead Amphibian Keeper checks on the last known Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog, #Ecnomiohyla rabborum today in the #frogPOD

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#WildType and #leucistic #axolotls through a #Prisma filter. #Ambystoma #Ambystomexicanum #axolotl #Ambystomatidae #AmphibianConservation #AmphibianConservationProgram #FrogsNeedOurHelp #SalamandersNeedourHelp #AtlantaBotanicalGardenConservation #EndangeredSpecies #AtlantaBG #FrogsOfInstagram #SalamandersOfInstagram #frogs #frog #salamanders #salamander #ribbit #CaptiveBreeding #CaptiveBred #ExSitu #InSitu #CaptiveAssuranceColony

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