Posted May 23, 2016 1:40 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Spotted salamander
The spotted salamander – found in mature, moist woodlands around Michigan – is one of the species citizen scientists might spot and report to the Herp Atlas Project to help inventory the state’s amphibians and reptiles.
Michigan DNR
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Lansing, MI -( The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites interested volunteers to join in the Herp Atlas Project’s second Herpathon, taking place June 3 at Port Huron State Game Area in St. Clair County.

The Herpathon – a volunteer event to identify and collect information on amphibian and reptile diversity and distribution within Michigan’s unique landscapes – begins at 10 a.m. There also will be live reptiles and amphibians on display, courtesy of Nature Discovery.

Preregistration for the Herpathon is required. For more information and to register, volunteers should contact Lori Sargent at [email protected] or 517-284-6216.

Herp Atlas Project

Information collected at the Herpathon will be submitted to the Michigan Herp Atlas Project, the first statewide inventory of reptiles and amphibians ever conducted in Michigan. The project’s purpose is to document the distribution of Michigan’s reptiles and amphibians, collectively known as herpetofauna or “herps.”

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Source:: AmmoLand

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