Helping Mr. Toad come home

Image of American toad 2You’re in luck — and being helpful — if your land has a wetland, says CFAES Wildlife Specialist Marne Titchenell. “Wetlands are rare habitats that many plants and animals depend on. Landowners who are willing to dedicate a portion of their land to a wetland are providing some much-needed homes for wildlife.” Learn more in a workshop she’s co-teaching June 3.

RESCHEDULED: Can fungus-endangered amphibians be saved?

Saving endangered amphibians[LATE CHANGE: Today’s talk has been cancelled and rescheduled for Feb. 26.] Brian Gratwicke of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Species Survival presents “Captive Breeding Programs to Mitigate Chytridiomycosis-related Extinctions: Lessons from Panama” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the spring seminar series of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Details [the date needs to be updated but the time and locations are the same]. Chytridiomycosis is a deadly amphibian fungal disease linked to huge population declines and extinctions in many species. (Photo: Panamanian golden frog by Gratwicke via Wikimedia Commons.)