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Discover the Grounds » Salamanders of Arkansas
Led by Dr. Stan Trauth, discover the native salamanders of Arkansas, their ecological benefits, and the endangered Ozark Hellbender species. The program will begin with a presentation on the various species found here on our grounds, ending with a walk to Crystal Springs where we may see some salamanders. Stan is Emeritus Professor of Zoology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University (ASU) in Jonesboro, where he taught comparative vertebrate anatomy, animal histology, electron microscopy, natural history of vertebrates, and herpetology. He has published over 350 referred publications and has authored or co-authored three books. He is senior author of the first comprehensive book on the amphibians and reptiles of Arkansas, which was published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2004. Trauth led the first inventories of amphibians and reptiles of the Arkansas Post National Memorial, George Washington Carver National Memorial, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, and Ozark National Scenic Waterways for the National Park Service and United States Geological Survey. His work has also been featured on episodes of Sir David Attenborough’s mini-series Life in Cold Blood, Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, and many other outlets.
Free, registration required.