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Salamander Diversity of the Southern Appalachians

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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March 6


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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ONLINE | Wednesday, March 6, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

The Southern Appalachians are one of the most biologically diverse regions in the temperate world. More species of salamanders exist in these mountains than anywhere else, and nowhere are they more abundant. This engaging online class taught by Naturalist/Educator Patrick Brannon includes a lecture focusing on the biology and ecology of salamanders, biogeography, reasons for the enormous diversity in this region, and local threats to species diversity. Following is a “lab” in which we will analyze previously collected data to examine how individual salamander species share a stream habitat. Students are encouraged to search for salamanders on their own using the local species checklist provided and various field guides.

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/