Family Fridays: Frogs and Salamanders of Berkshire County
August 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our popular Family Fridays return to the Garden this August. Fun for the whole family, this year’s offerings will be interactive, educational and focused on the natural world. Join us for three programs on animals large and small as we explore the lives of mammals, animal habitats, and birds of prey. All programs are free to Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission.
This program is designed for all ages and highlights some of the least known and most fascinating animals living in our backyard. The illustrated talk will include methods of identifying common amphibians of Berkshire county, their biology, interesting facts about their behaviors, and the methods they use to protect themselves and reproduce. Professor Tom Tyning will encourage families to get to know these shy and retiring animals. Some live frogs and turtles will be on hand to greet visitors.
Tom Tyning is Professor of Environmental Science at Berkshire Community College. He specializes in reptiles and amphibians in his research and actively researches local rattlesnake populations.
Free for members and children under 12; free for non-members with admission to the Garden