Showing posts from March, 2017

#AtlSciFest 2017 was so much fun! We appreciate the opportunity to make it more amphibious

Crystal, VP of the Amphibian Foundation placing a Bearded Dragon atop the head of one of the audience members of 'Flesh Eating Beetles and Other Creepy Tools of the Scientific Illustrators' The Outreach event at the Outdoor Activity Center (WAWA) More audience members enjoying the after-presentation discussion Amphibian Foundation volunteer, Emily with one of our Ball Pythons

Kurt Buhlmann — Partner and Herpetologist Extraordinaire visits the foundation!

Kurt, Professor at UGA and Herpetologist at the Savannah River Ecology Lab is also a partner on the Flatwoods Salamander Recovery project. He was in town and able to visit the foundation, see the Salamander Lab, as well as an actual adult GA Frosted Flatwoods Salamander (pictured). That particular life stage of the Georgia animals is nearly impossibly to find in nature.

The #AtlSciFest Outreach Event at the Outdoor Activity Center (#WAWA) was a lot of fun!

Princess in front of the amazing banner that the Georgia Reptile Society designed and had printed for us! We had a great crew today with Emily, Ryan and Ellen helping carry the biology and conservation message to kids. Ellen stretching out a Ball Python for the kids Emily and Ellen Ryan and the Argentine Boa Possibly the best thing that happened today was seeing these twins and the constrictors Hands-down the coolest dude of the day Sloan (AKA Gigi) was awesome Patricia became an immediate spokesperson for the Amphibian Foundation The first time she ever held a snake! That's what it is all about OMG Yes, a SECOND set of twins with the snakes today This picture ...

#AtlSciFest Amphibian Walk @ Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve!

As part of the Atlanta Science Festival, the Amphibian Foundation and Blue Heron Nature Preserve put on an Amphibian Walk at CSNP in Decatur. This is one of our favorite amphibian spots in the metro area and we weren't disappointed! It rained that morning so turnout was actually pretty light, but that made it a more intimate event — AtlSciFest Volunteers including Photographer Craig Colsky and the foundation head out and found lots and lots of amphibians. (Photos by Craig Colsky) Mark Mandica, Executive Director of The Amphibian Foundation stands next to an ambitious list of amphibians we were hoping to see on our amphibian walk. Mark explaining the dynamics of an ephemeral wetland A Spotted Salamander ( Ambystoma maculatum) egg mass Crystal Mandica, Co-founder of The Amphibian Foundation holding a Spotted Salamander egg mass Southern Red-back Salamander, Plethodon serratus Daylin was very curious, but didn't want to get too close Kathy wa

CBS Sunday Morning comes to the Amphibian Foundation!

Alexis Noel, First Author of our recent publication in the Royal Society of Biology — wired for sound! Tracy Duncan and David Gladstone get the #SalamanderLab ready for action — A peak inside the #SalamanderLab during filming Alexis' interview Faith Salie of CBS Sunday Morning and Alexis Producer, Anthony Laudato and Princess (Giant Toad, Rhinella marina ) I couldn't decide which Anthony/Princess picture was better A curious Princess approaches David Gladstone (CBS News Cameraman) Princess just goes ahead and jumps on his camera During the frog feeding portion of the show (in the Burrow of Blue Heron Nature Preserve) Alexis and Faith admiring the beauty of a Red-eyed Leaf Frog, Agalychnis callidryas Full Crew - Tracy Duncan (sound), David Gladstone (Camera), Faith Salie (Correspondent) and Anthony Laudata (Producer) ... and of course, Princess 'Ready for your close-up?' There wasn't much free time, but