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Save The Frogs in Florida

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give two free presentations in southern Florida this weekend. We hope you can attend one or pass this email on to your interested friends and colleagues.

January 10th, 2015: Big Pine Key, FL
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give a presentation on “Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century” on Big Pine Key. The presentation will take place Saturday January 10th from 1pm-2pm at the Lower Keys Property Owners Building(1668 Bogie Road BPK). The presentation will be preceded by the General Annual Meeting of FAVOR (Friends And Volunteers Of Refuges), which begins at 12pm with a free lunch (frog lovers welcome). Come see what FAVOR accomplished in 2014, help plan goals for 2015, and learn about upcoming events and membership benefits. For more information, please call the Refuges’ Visitor Center at 305-872-0645.

January 11th, 2015: Miami, FL
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will deliver a presentation on “Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century” onSunday, January 11, 2015, at Camp Greynolds, located at 18601 NE 22nd Ave, North Miami Beach, FL 33160. Miami EcoAdventures is hosting the free lecture. Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3pm-4pm.

Hyla-femoralis
Pine Woods Treefrog (Hyla femoralis)

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Searching for frogs in Florida’s Ashton Biological Preserve

I spent the last couple days in northern Florida at the Ashton Biological Preserve, which is slightly west of Gainesville. It may be winter but I found many amazing amphibians, including the Pine Woods Treefrog (Hyla femoralis), Squirrel Treefrog (Hyla squirella), Southern Toad (Bufo terrestris), the non-native Greenhouse Frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris), Southern Leopard Frog (Rana sphenocephalus), Florida Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus dorsalis), American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), Southern Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer bartramiana), and the elusive Florida Gopher Frog (Rana areolata aesopus). If anyone is interested in being an intern on the preserve for a few weeks, conducting monitoring and assisting with habitat restoration, please let me know and I will put you in touch with the reserve’s manager. I also made a brand new webpage to feature Florida’s frogs and toads:

www.savethefrogs.com/florida

Squirrel Treefrog - Hyla squirella
Squirrel Treefrog – Hyla squirella

Chase Pirtle Pete Warny Kerry kriger
Thanks to Chase Pirtle and Pete Warny for showing me around the Ashton Biological Preserve in northern Florida!

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