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Thursday, July 21, 2016

A great and productive Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Team meeting at St Mark's Wildlife Refuge.

 Lots of hope, direction, skill and expertise being focused on these beautiful and highly imperiled amphibians. Here is a slide from my presentation on the status of the #FrostedFlatwoodsSalamander #ExSitu #CaptiveBreeding Program showing the two age classes (and biogeographic regions) we have represented thus far. #Ambystoma #Ambystomacingulatum #Ambystomatidae #AmphibianConservation #AmphibianConservationProgram #FrogsNeedOurHelp #SalamandersNeedourHelp #AtlantaBotanicalGardenConservation #EndangeredSpecies #AtlantaBG #FrogsOfInstagram #SalamandersOfInstagram #frogs #frog #salamanders #salamander #ribbit #CaptiveBreeding #CaptiveBred #ExSitu #InSitu #CaptiveAssuranceColony #USGS #USFWS #SAZoo #GADNR #FFWCC


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Recently metamorphosed Frosted Flatwoods Salamander, Ambystoma cingulatum.

This picture was taken back in May soon after we received young salamanders from our partners at St Mark's Wildlife Refuge. We are building a captive breeding colony for this endangered species with the hopes to release the offspring into managed and protected habitat. Metamorphs are typically drab colored until their adult pattern develops. This young salamander is just beginning to look like a #FlatwoodsSalamander - one of the most beautiful #ambystomatids #Ambystoma #Ambystomacingulatum #Ambystomatidae #AmphibianConservation #AmphibianConservationProgram #FrogsNeedOurHelp #SalamandersNeedourHelp #AtlantaBotanicalGardenConservation #EndangeredSpecies #AtlantaBG #FrogsOfInstagram #SalamandersOfInstagram #frogs #frog #salamanders #salamander #ribbit #CaptiveBreeding #CaptiveBred #ExSitu #InSitu #CaptiveAssuranceColony #USGS #USFWS #SAZoo #GADNR #FFWCC

Monday, July 11, 2016

Critically Endangered Lemur Leaf Frog, #Agalychnis lemur today in the #frogPOD.

Lemur Leaf Frogs have disappeared throughout most of their range in Costa Rica and Panama - mostly due to the devastating emergent infectious amphibian disease - #chytridiomycosis (chytrid) We have bred hundreds of Panamanian Lemur Leaf Frogs in our frogPOD, and donated over 400 of them to institutions and amphibian conservation programs. This highlights the importance of captive breeding programs to keep species alive until they can be once again safe in the wild. Plus, look how cute they are #Agalychnislemur #Phyllomedusinae #AmphibianConservation #AmphibianConservationProgram #FrogsNeedOurHelp #AtlantaBotanicalGardenConservation #EndangeredSpecies #AtlantaBG #FrogsOfInstagram #frogs #frog #salamanders #salamander #ribbit #CaptiveBreeding #CaptiveBred #ExSitu #InSitu #CaptiveAssuranceColony
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The next Atlanta Amphibian Identification Workshop is happening Sunday, August 28th at Kavarna in Decatur @kavarnadecatur

This event is a joint production of the Garden's 'Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program' 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
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Update from @frogrescue - a purpose driven frog rescue mission Honduras.

Our lead amphibian keeper, Leslie Phillips is there right now helping to set up these two #frogPODs We're transforming these shipping containers into #frog rescue labs to protect critically #endangered species from #extinction in Honduras. The main threat we're fighting is a disease caused by chytrid fungus. All of us at @frogrescue are so excited to see our project coming to life! Visit FrogRescue.com to learn more about the Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center! #HARCC #frogs #amphibian #herpetology #nature #conservation #forest #animals #research #chytrid #vet #vettech #veterinarian #vetlife #honduras #biodiversity #travel #outdoors #veterinary #international #animal #rescue #technology #science @operation_wallacea @enviro_sci @endextinction @rainforestalliance @stateoftropics #Regrann
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Just stare at these #CriticallyEndangered Lemur #LeafFrogs until it looks like a two-eyed monster!

 I shot this image today in the #frogPOD 'after dark' when most of the frogs has woken up. This is just the reflection of the frog off the side of the enclosure, but it have the image quite an interesting affect. #Agalychnis #Agalychnislemur #Phyllomedusinae #AmphibianConservation #AmphibianConservationProgram #FrogsNeedOurHelp #AtlantaBotanicalGardenConservation #EndangeredSpecies #AtlantaBG #FrogsOfInstagram #frogs #frog #LeafFrog #ribbit #CaptiveBreeding #CaptiveBred #ExSitu #InSitu #CaptiveAssuranceColony
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