Max Patch is a managed grassy pasture along the Appalachian Trail with easy access from the Asheville, NC area. I recently visited it with a friend from graduate school, Maureen, her husband, and our chihuahua mixes.
During a herpetology course at Armstrong State University field trip, Dr. Collier shows some students a juvenile anuran, likely a Narrow Mouth Toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis). Here’s another microhylid!
Preparing to leave the station after a productive and fun workshop to prepare for mentoring NAPIRE students this coming summer. The crew includes research mentors, like myself, home mentors, coordinators and the director of education at OTS.