Sunday, May 23, 2010

Calling all Flickr users!

Do you have a Flickr account and have photos of herps, herp habitat, or herpers from around Alabama? ALAPARC now has a group and photo pool on Flickr where you can upload your herp-related photos from around the state. You can view the group here and click "Join this Group" to join and begin uploading your photos. Feel free to sign up, contribute photos and even participate in online discussions. Tell your friends!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ruffner Mountain joins Alabama Amphibian Network

ALAPARC would like to welcome Ruffner Mountain Nature Center to the Alabama Amphibian Network! Ruffner Mountain, located just east of downtown Birmingham, is one of the state's most unique nature centers, complete with a variety of habitats including an abandoned quarry on the 1,011 acres surrounding the mountain's slopes and summit. The AAN site for Ruffner Mountain will be located at one of the nature center's unique and biodiverse wetlands (pictured above), where EE center staff will be using the network's tools in their ongoing educational programs. Ruffner Mountain will be a vital link in the AAN due to its unique location, scope of users, and excellent staff/educational programs.

The Alabama Amphibian Network is a collaborative outreach partnership and citizen science effort ongoing at seven environmental education centers across Alabama, being administered by the University of Alabama and ALAPARC, with funding graciously provided by Legacy Partners in Environmental Education.