Tennessee salamander

Amphibians of Tennessee edited by Matthew Niemiller and R. Graham Reynolds will be the first book of its kind for Tennessee. It is the definitive guide to the outstanding diversity of frogs and salamanders found throughout the Volunteer State.  The book is full of color photographs and the latest scientific research. In featuring detailed accounts of every amphibian species in the state, the book will delight and inform both professional scientists and amateur naturalists.

KidsU - Snakes Alive! at the Knoxville Zoo

Matthew Niemiller and R. Graham Reynolds are doctoral graduates of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. They both have researched the ecology and conservation of amphibians in Tennessee along with other countries.  This past summer the two taught Snakes Alive! for KidsU. The weeklong camp focused on reptiles and amphibians. The children (grades 4-7) learned about where the animals live, their unique characteristics and behavior. The camp concluded the week with a behind the scenes tour at the Knoxville Zoo.

In support of the new book Niemiller and Reynolds will be making appearances next week in Knoxville. Look for them at Ijams Nature Center on Thursday, October 13 at 4pm and Union Avenue Books on Friday, October 14 at 4:30pm. The events are free and open to the public.

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