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Critter Camp West (@ Blue Heron) is getting underway!

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For more information or to register for Critter Camp this summer, see our website: critter-camp.org

Zoo Atlanta's 'Frog Watch' Chapter came to The Amphibian Foundation!

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John Jensen, GA DNR Herpetologist detects Gopher Frogs eggs at Fall Line!

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Georgia Reptile Society visits (and supports) The Amphibian Foundation!

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Georgia Reptile Society visited yesterday to discuss ways in which we can partner to help conserve amphibians and increase awareness of the conservation concerns surrounding reptiles and amphibians. They also came to donate graphic support in the form of Amphibian Foundation informational brochures, decals and an amazing banner for use at public outreach events. All designed and paid for by the GRS.

We had a great time giving them the grand tour of the facilities and how best to use them to serve the Georgia herp community.




We are now on the official street sign on Roswell Rd in Atlanta. It may be a small detail - but it's a big deal. We are here!

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Flatwoods Salamander Lab — Complete!

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This male Splendid Leaf Frog (#Cruziohyla calcarifer) peers out from his perch, just moments after being set up in his new enclosure at The Amphibian Foundation.

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This handsome fellow, and many other phyllomedusines were acquired from a generous donation from Mike Novy @ Rainforest Junkies. The private breeders and hobbyists have truly gotten behind the foundation’s mission, and we see it as a wonderful way to connect the hobby with conservation. I first discovered ‘herpetology’, amphibian biology and conservation because my pet Horned Frog (#Ceratophrys ornata) was attacked by an uneaten cricket, and I was sent to discuss this problem to the ‘crazy frog guy’ who had an office in the basement of the Biology Department at UMass. Though my frog never pulled out of the ordeal, it launched a passion and career in me that has only gained momentum in the last 20 years. I would love for The Amphibian Foundation to provide similar experiences for others. This wonderful group of frogs we just acquired will provide valuable training programs for staff, interns and volunteers while we work through rearing them, breedin…