Baby monitors may not be the first things that you think about when it comes to monitoring wildlife and scientific research, but the tools are useful in plenty of ways outside the nursery.
No, Fire-bellied Toads do not really shoot fire, although kids would probably get a kick out of that. Their names come from the fiery hue that colors their stomachs, giving them a flaming look. Fire-bellied toads are relatively easy pets to care for. They live up to 15 years when they are well-cared for, so if you properly care for your toad you can have a friend for many years.
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is home to a fun new exhibit to frog lovers. Known as Ribbit the Exhibit, the feature includes 23 fun frog sculptures that are sure to delight and amaze people young and old. Created by artist Andy Cobb, the exhibit will run now through July 15, so be sure to stop in soon to see the sculptures, which are made from copper and are anywhere from 32 inches to 6 feet tall.
There are plenty of fun activities to accompany the exhibit as well, from children’s activities to a scavenger hunt.
Ask any animal lover and they’ll likely be able to tell you a story about stopping in traffic to help a turtle cross the road in the spring time. You know the rule: always take the animal in the direction it was already heading or you’re wasting both your time and the creature’s time. It’s being instinctively driven by a water source, chance for reproduction or another primal urge, not traffic!