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We had a great time today @ Morehouse for #GlobalFest17 !!!

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Lot’s of great people and enthusiasm and lots of first time snake and turtle handlers. That is really what #outreach is all about!

Here is the beautiful Erica, holding Patty — one of our female outreach Ball Pythons (#Python regius). I don’t usually post people pictures on this feed but this one came out perfect!

#GlobalFest is an incredible event @ Morehouse — celebrating different regions of the globe. Today was focused on Rwanda, West Africa and China, so we brought Ball Pythons, our 3’ Savannah Monitor (#Varanus exanthematicus), A Big-head Turtle (#Platysternon megacephalum) and 4 charming Fire-belly Toads (#Bombina orientalis) …

We hope to be able to partner with Morehouse in the future — this was an incredible evening! #AmphibianFoundation #Morehouse #snake #snakes #snakesofinstagram





















Another species we have the privilege of working with and breeding at the @AmphibianFoundation, is the Blue-side Leaf Frog — Agalychnis annae. A spectacular #phyllomedusine (or Leaf Frog), this frog is a #CriticallyEndangered species with populations still declining in the wild. I got particularly lucky with this shot, as this species rarely stays still. This species clearly bears a resemblance to its cousin, the Red-eyed Leaf Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) but it’s not nearly as easy to breed A. annae in captivity. In the wild, these two Central American species are #sympatric but as A. annae continues to decline, the species are moving toward #allopatry.

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The beautiful Imbabura Tree Frog is found in the Pacific lowlands of north western South America. These hylids (Tree Frogs) have incredibly large eyes — We are lucky to have this species in our collection. I shot this image today in our new photo box, which was generously donated from David McIntyre. #Hypsiboas #Hypsiboaspicturatus #Hylidae #TreeFrog #Frog #Frogs #FrogsOfTheWorld

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#Hyalinobatrachium valeroi - the Reticulated Glass Frog. In the #FrogLab of The Amphibian Foundation. These beautiful frogs have been showing up in my feed a lot lately because well ... They are spectacular! #Hyalinobatrachiumvaleroi #GlassFrogs #GlassFrog #Centrolenidae #Frog #Frogs #FrogsOfInstagram

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The beautiful #Koetari form of Dendrobates tinctorius.

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From a distance, these dark and bold #PoisonFrogs look like black frogs with blue limbs. Up close, you can see the irregular markings beneath the darker tones. This is a truly magnificent and unique for which were are grateful to to have acquired as a donation from Chris Herndon, a supporter of The Amphibian Foundation. #PoisonFrog #Dendrobatidae #Dendrobates# #tinctorius #frog #frogs #FrogsOfInstagram # FrogsOfTheWorld #BlueFrog

Blue-sided Leaf Frog, #Agalychnis annae in the #FrogLab at The Amphibian Foundation.

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Nature Notes from Greg Greer: Storms, Spotted Salamanders and Urban Amphibians

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Good morning everyone, I hope that everyone faired well through yesterdays amazing weather event.  At my place in Marietta, I received just a tad over 4” of rain.  It was amazing how constant the sever weather threat lasted and tremendous lightening. A fair amount of hail and lots of rain. I wanted to take advantage of an educational moment in regard to the weather. 

In regards to the storms.  There is a major ecological benefit to lightening strikes.  Most people fear them but without lightening, the earth’s ecosystems would turn “belly up”.  Lightening accounts for a tremendous amount of available nitrogen to plants.  Nitrogen is free lofted in the atmosphere but not usable to plants until it comes into contact with lighting.  We do have nitrogen fixing plants….the legumes (Pea family) but certainly they only account for a certain amount of nitrogen and basically only in the area the legumes grow.  So, planet wide, lightening is responsible for the nitrogen cycle crucial to life o…

Amphibian Foundation interns Ellen and Tess represent the foundation at Repticon today!

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We love connecting with reptile and amphibian enthusiasts - getting people involved in conserving these important animals. Stop by later today or tomorrow! (Shore Thing Exotics has graciously offered us table space and as portion of the proceeds from sales at the show)

#GlassFrogs are amazing! Look how much light passes through the animal.

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Look how much light passes through the animal. Enabling it to blend in with practically any background. Beautiful! #Hyalinobatrachium #Hyalinobatrachiumvaleroi #GlassFrog #Centrolenidae

Hypsiboas picturatus today in the #FrogLab @amphibianfoundation Simply gorgeous!

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Ventral anatomy of a female #GlassFrog - #Hyalinobatrachium valeroi - today in the #FrogLab She looks ready!

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Amphibian Foundation Outreach @ The Outdoor Activity Center #WAWA

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