January 8th: Salamanders of Ohio – Our Quiet Neighbors (virtual)

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Date(s) - 01/08/2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date | Time: Saturday, January 8th | 10am

Description: Curious about salamanders? Think only birds migrate? Expert naturalist Doug Berube will be presenting virtually on native salamanders, their importance, ecosystems, and how we can help them through planting native plants and creating lost habitats.

Salamanders are amphibians and they are a voiceless shy neighbor. Salamanders are cold-blooded with soft, glandular, moist skin that is capable of absorbing oxygen. Salamanders drink water through their skin. This leaves them vulnerable to habitat disturbances and destruction. There is quite a story to tell; salamanders are an indicator species that can measure environmental conditions of existing habitats and ecosystems.

Speaker Bio: Doug is a seasonal field biologist and researcher at The Dawes Arboretum and an active citizen scientist at various metro parks and preserves year round. He is also a nature photographer and loves using his photography to connect people with nature, especially flora and fauna that might often be overlooked.

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