Monday, August 1, 2011

Fernbank Museum's Reptile Day

The Garden's table at Reptile Day

Quite a turnout of Reptile enthusiasts!

Everybody loves Gopher frog tadpoles
"This past Saturday I attended the Fernbank Museum's Reptile Day.  This event has been going on for several years and is a great opportunity to teach the public about the diversity and importance of reptiles and amphibians.  Over 2,500 enthusiastic people attended the five hour event.
It was a great day, and despite the fact that I didn't bring any reptiles, people were very interested in our amphibians, especially the different stages of Gopher Frog tadpoles I was able to bring along.  Surprisingly, our Marbled Salamander was the star of the day.  She stayed out and in full view for the entire day. 
The folks at Fernbank Museum put on a great event and I look forward to attending again next year!  Plus, how on earth could I resist the opportunity to talk about amphibians while standing under two of the world's largest dinosaurs?" — Robert Hill