Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Brandywine Conservancy Amphibian & Reptile Spring Awakening Program April 5 In Delaware County

The Brandywine Conservancy will hosts an Amphibians and Reptiles Awaken Program on April 5 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art's lecture room and an optional field walk at 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford in Delaware County from 6:30 to 8:30.
The sounds of amphibians and reptiles awakening from their winter hibernation marks the arrival of spring in the Brandywine Valley and surrounding area.
This season is an ideal time to look and listen for frogs, toads and salamanders moving to their breeding pools to call and find mates, in addition to turtles and snakes emerging from hibernation to bask in the sun.
Learn all about these spring Herpetofauna or “herps”—the collective term for both reptiles and amphibians—during the next lecture in the Brandywine Conservancy’s Stewardship Series.
Entitled “Amphibians and Reptiles Awaken,” this how-to lecture will help you identify these creatures by sight and sound, protect and enhance their habitat, and submit observations as a citizen scientist.
Led by Mike McGraw, MES, QAWB, the Senior Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist and PA Branch Manager at Applied Ecological Services, the lecture will be followed by an optional field walk along the Brandywine Conservancy marshlands to listen for the sounds of the earliest calling frogs.
Admission is $5 for non-members and free for Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art members and Conservancy easement landowners; light refreshments will be provided.
Tickets can be purchased online. Those joining the optional field walk are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear waterproof hiking shoes.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Brandywine Conservancy website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Conservancy (middle of the webpage.)  Visit the Conservancy’s Blog, Like the Conservancy on Facebook and Follow them on Instagram.

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