Amphibians & Reptiles of Northern New York
Saturday, August 19 2:00 pm
Join us to learn more about and meet some of the North Country’s most underappreciated residents. Reptiles and amphibians are often misunderstood and even feared, but these amazing creatures lead interesting and often complex lives and have an important role to play in Northern New York’s ecosystems.
This program is suitable for families with children of all ages.
Live animals will be present and participate in this program.
Registration is appreciated.
This program will take place at the Redwood Hill Preserve, 44010 Stine Rd., Redwood. click for map
About the Presenters
Angelena Ross is a Wildlife Biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and an adjunct instructor at the State University of New York. Her research focuses on conservation of threatened and endangered species such as the spruce grouse, Blanding’s and wood turtles, boreal chorus frogs, wintering raptors, and other Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Angelena is currently serving on both the Northern New York Audubon and the Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation steering committees. She has co-authored New York’s Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan and the Blanding’s Turtle Conservation Plan and has focused on conservation of both species in the state since 2001. Angelena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Geology from the State University of New York at Potsdam, and she earned a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from the New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry (focusing on spruce grouse habitat associations). She is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology at Clarkson University, where she is conducting research on spruce grouse population viability, population genetics, and monitoring results of experimental habitat management.
Glenn Johnson is a professor of biology at SUNY Potsdam.