Endangered Reptiles and Amphibians of South Georgia’s Fire Forests
Lecture by Dr. Christopher Jenkins, CEO, The Orianne Society
Sunday, April 28 at 2:30pm, Auditorium
Three hundred years ago, South Georgia was an endless sea of longleaf pines, restored by frequent fires that passed through like waves. Gopher Tortoises, Eastern Indigo Snakes and Flatwoods Salamanders lived among the grasses beneath the canopy of towering pines. Although this unique ecosystem has been severely fragmented, these key species have managed to survive in remaining patches of this habitat. Join Dr. Christopher Jenkins to learn more about the biology, status and future of these amazing animals that define Georgia’s natural heritage.
This lecture is presented in partnership with The Orianne Society, an organization that integrates research, conservation and education.
Cost: Included with Museum admission and free for Fernbank members. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required at 404.929.6400.
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