Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winnona Park Elementary School has installed a 'Frog Cam'!

Winnona Park Elementary School in Decatur, GA is the second school to participate in our Poison Frog Feeding Experiment. Using frogs (Dendrobates tinctorius) produced in our Amphibian Research and Captive Breeding Lab, second grade students are learning how to perform research, collect data and participate in a citizen science experiment.

Recently, they have installed a webcam on one of the enclosures so they can see how the frogs are doing, and what they are up to, even on the weekends!

If you would like to see, please click here:


Sunday, November 16, 2014

MAAMP Frog Call Workshop and Field Trip at Arabia Mountain

I was invited by Ranger Robby to give an Amphibian Identification and Frog Call Workshop at Arabia Mountain for one of their autumn events. It was a crisp day and they were pressing fresh cider at the Nature Center! It was an excellent chance to engage with the Nature Preserve and recruit people for Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring surveys.

Arabia Mountain in November is very beautiful (plus there's a Stinkpot in the center of this picture!)
London's sharp eyes found a Stinkpot in the water.

A closeup of the Stinkpot (Sternotherus oderatus).
The amazing staff at Arabia Mountain took me on a tour of ephemeral wetlands: London, Devin, Laurence and Ranger Robby