Our second batch of Gopher frog | Lithobates capito metamorphs raised at the Garden has been released in South Georgia. This totals close to 500 Gopher frogs released from Atlanta Botanical Garden so far this year!
|Gopher frogs | Lithobates capito are potentially cannibalistic which prohibits them from being kept communally. Salsa cups with moss work nicely for transporting them individually to the release site.|
|A Gopher froglet ready for head-starting|
|Robert Hill manages the Garden's contributions to the Gopher frog head-starting project. He is pictured here with the latest batch of Gopher frog metamorphs.|
|John Jensen, state herpetologist for the GA Department of Natural Resources, coordinates the entire labor intensive project in Georgia.|