The Cave Salamander, Eurycea lucifuga, an Ohio endangered species.
If you've not heard of the [Ohio] Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), you should know about this fine organization. In just a few short years, the EPN has mushroomed into a large and active coalition of people who work in environmental and various natural resources fields, and others who have an interest in environmental issues. Learn more about the EPN RIGHT HERE.
A cornerstone of EPN activities is its monthly breakfasts. Organizer David Hanselmann does an outstanding job of bringing in interesting experts to speak on a wide range of topics, typically followed by audience interaction time. These breakfasts usually take place on the campus of the Ohio State University, where the EPN is housed.
This month's EPN Breakfast takes place this Thursday, April 9, and the topic is one sure to be of interest: amphibians. Joe Greathouse of the Wilds and Joe Mendelsen of the Atlanta Zoo are the presenters, and the title of the program is: Stopping the Next Amphibian Apocalypse: Saving America's Salamanders.
The location is the Agricultural Administration Auditorium at 2120 Fyffe Rd. Columbus, OH 43210. Doors open at 7:15 am. Get all of the details, and registration info, RIGHT HERE.
Marbled Salamander, Ambystoma opacum, Ross County, Ohio.