Amphibians and Reptiles of the Hawk Mountain Region of Pennsylvania

By Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (other events)

Sat, May 20 2023 8:30 AM EDT Sun, May 21 2023 5:00 PM EDT

This workshop will focus on the amphibians and reptiles that inhabit Hawk Mountain and the surrounding areas. Dr. LaDuke will provide an introduction to the major features of the life history patterns of local amphibians and reptiles and will lead and exploration of the major types of habitats they occupy with an examination of the assemblages of species found in each habitat type. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of the various species as well as the life history and habitat preferences of each type.  Proper techniques for the capture and handling of each species encountered will be demonstrated.

Instructor: Dr. Thomas C. LaDuke, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

All participants receive training certificate. No experience is required, other than ability and gear for hiking rocky terrain on Hawk Mountain trails. Housing or camping on site may be available for an additional fee. For more information, contact Dr. Laurie Goodrich at 570-943-3411 ext. 106 or [email protected].

$200, $175 for Members and Students
Limited to 10 participants.

Sat, May 20 •  8:30 AM - 5 PM
Sun, May 21  •  8:30 AM - 5 PM
* Times subject to change. 

This course is part of Hawk Mountain's Appalachian Field Institute workshop series, featuring 1-to-3-day field-oriented workshops designed for the amateur or professional naturalist (ages 18+) who are interested in learning more about the natural history and ecology of the central Appalachians. Certificates of completion will be provided to all attendees.

Scholarship opportunities are available via our IDEA Fund. Contact Laurie Goodrich at [email protected] to inquire.