Naturalist Program - Sensational Salamanders of the Smokies

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Sunday June 30

9:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

With Liz Domingue of Just Get Outdoors

Meet at the Flagpole in front of the Sugarlands Visitor Center 1420 Fighting Creek Gap Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Did you know Great Smoky Mountains National Park is considered the Salamander Capital of the world? More salamanders can be found in this southern Appalachian region than anywhere else in the world (if you know where t look)! Join Liz to learn how to find and identify these fascinating animals! We'll also discuss the general biology, ecology and life histories of various species of salamanders found int he Smokies and the vital role that plays in many ecosystems.

Activity rating: 1-3 easy to moderate because we will be exploring areas in and around waterways - a salamander's habitat.  

What To Bring: In addition to your binoculars and favorite GSMA publication, plenty of water, enough food for your comfort and sturdy trail shoes, we recommend you also bring all-weather gear, a hat and sunscreen. A personal first-aid kit, trekking poles, notebook and writing utensil may come in helpful as well.

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Non-Members: Please register above prior to completing this registration. When you choose the non-member fee below, you will automatically earn a Buckeye-Level membership good thru a year from today.

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For more information, call Dana Murphy at 865.436.7318, Ext. 349