The Friends of Roan Mountain’s 55th annual Spring Naturalists Rally is a full weekend of outdoor education and fun for the whole family. The after-dinner speaker on Saturday, May 4, is Lisa Powers. She is a well-published nature writer and photographer and herpetologist.
Her topic and slide presentation is titled “Eye of the Newt and Toe of the Frog”. How cool is that?
Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. In Tennessee there are a lot of frogs and salamanders to study. There are at least twenty-one species of frogs and over fifty-six species of salamanders. (Newts are part of the family of salamanders.)
Roan Mountain is a great place for salamanders.
This will be a great evening of outdoor entertainment. The perfect way to finish off your jam-packed day on the mountain.
Be sure to get your dinner reservations in by Tuesday, April 30.
You can still register at the door for the hikes and programs, but dinner is on your own.
Get your registration and schedule here: FriendsofRoanMtn.org.
Salamander poster (.PDF) (Be patient.This is a very large file.)