Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Red Mountain Park Added as a New AAN Partner

Habitat at Red Mountain Park - Photo by Dr. Jennifer Layton

ALAPARC and the Alabama Amphibian Network (AAN) would like to extend a warm welcome to Samford University and Red Mountain Park as partners in the AAN! Dr. Jennifer Layton (Samford) has been working with Red Mountain Park officials in Birmingham to install new coverboard and treefrog shelter arrays at the park for participation in the network. This site is a great addition to the seven environmental education partners already serving in the network and will add a unique comparison with the AAN’s site at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center. Both Ruffner Mountain and Red Mountain are located in habitat characteristic of the Valley and Ridge physiographic province and will provide a great snapshot of this region’s amphibian diversity.

Huge props to Dr. Layton and colleagues for spearheading the design and installation of the site, and we look forward to this new partnership! For more information on the AAN – a collaborative citizen science network funded through Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education – please visit the ALAPARC website.