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Hands-on Biology: Reptiles and Amphibians—Daytime
August 23, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Instructor: Andy BridgesThe high quality grassland, riparian, and badlands habitats in the Petrified Forest National Park support a large variety of plants and animals. Most of the animals are very secretive, and it’s a rare pleasure to observe a large mammal grazing, or maybe a reptile, bird, or interesting insect that calls the park home. Join Petrified Forest National Park Biologist Andy Bridges for a hands-on experience with reptiles and amphibians. We will visit several live trapping sites in the park which host many of the nine species of lizards, nine species of snakes, and six species of amphibians. We will collect data for the park’s long-term monitoring program by removing the animals from the traps, marking, measuring, and releasing them. We will also have time to explore the park, hand-capture additional reptiles, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
- Meet at 7:00 am
- Finish at 2:00 pm
- $89 – Non-Member
- $80 – Member
Class NotesMaximum number of participants: 4 All equipment necessary to do the surveys will be provided as will ice water for the entire day. Participants should bring/wear the following items:
- Water bottle (ice water will be provided)
- Long pants
- Sun protection
- Sturdy shoes, no open toes
- Camera, if you want to take photos