Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hemispherical Migrations

The Frog Pod

Glass Frog

Lemur Leaf Frog

Horned Marsupial Frog


A carniverous Pitcher Plant

The speed of airline travel always fascinates me. Joel and I boarded the seasonal migration vessel on the evening of March 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina and slept intermittently until our arrival in Atlanta, Georgia early on the 2nd, total time travel!
The parents met us at the airport and we visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to check out an amphibian conservation project that's breeding frogs from Panama. These frogs have literally been rescued from death, just ahead of the wave of the deadly Amphibian Chytrid Fungus which is sweeping the globe. There is no cure for the disease caused by the skin fungus, and mortality rates are staggering. This facility is making a huge contribution by keeping species from extinction, and possible for re-introductions in the future.

Stay tuned for climbing at the Tennessee Wall!