Intro to Herping

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: In the comfort of your home or wherever you may be!

Registration: Registration is required. Please register by Friday, April 16th. Click here to register for the ZOOM meeting.    

This Week's Program:

Join LRCC member Maggy for a lesson on how to responsibly find some new New Hampshire herps!  “Herps” is a general term used to describe amphibians and reptiles, the study of these animals is called herpetology. In New Hampshire, we have many unique species of salamanders, frogs, toads, snakes and turtles.  Did you know that amphibians are among the most affected groups in the current mass extinction event?  Come and learn about some of our native amphibians, the things you can do to help protect them, and where to see them in the wild.  We’ll also talk about species that we shouldn’t go looking for if they or their habitats are especially fragile.

Audience: Anyone interested in amphibians.

Materials: This Adventure Ecology will take place over Zoom, so all participants should have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.

This Week's LRCC Presenter: 

Hi there, I’m Maggy and I hail from New York, though the Granite State has been my stomping grounds for the last couple of years.  Before joining the LRCC, I studied sustainability, worked closely with wildlife and trained assistance dogs for those seeking greater independence in their daily lives.  On a day off I love kayaking, bird watching, star gazing, and a good bagel. I’m excited to continue doing conservation work with the SLA and educate the community on how we can preserve and protect the Squam watershed!

SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about LRCC.

 

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