Happy National Amphibian Week!

by Greg Mayer May 2-8 is National Amphibian Week, and Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) wants everyone to participate. Here are the themes for each day: Sunday, May 2: What are Amphibians? Monday, May 3: The Secret Lives of Amphibians Tuesday, May 4: Amazing Amphibian Facts Wednesday, May 5: Threats to Amphibians Thursday, … Continue reading Happy National Amphibian Week!

Toad rescue

by Greg Mayer I’ve mentioned in previous posts how I periodically engage in turtle or frog and toad “rescues”, taking animals that had fallen into human made traps, such as window wells and stairwells, and releasing them, sometimes after feeding them for a while in captivity to fatten them up prior to release. A couple … Continue reading Toad rescue

Reptile rescue

by Greg Mayer Update: Yesterday afternoon on the way home, at about 5:30 PM, just hours after posting this, I came across a large snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) crossing in the middle of the road. It was a windy 2-lane road with a mix of homes, woodland, and fields (Wood Road, between A and KR … Continue reading Reptile rescue

Darwin Day at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum: report

by Greg Mayer Jerry has just returned from his Darwin Day activities in Mississippi, and I’m sure we’ll be receiving a report on how things went (including in the culinary department). In the meantime, here’s a report on how things went at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum’s Darwin Day event last weekend. The museum has one … Continue reading Darwin Day at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum: report