Amphibians topic of Second Saturday at Hagerman


Amphibians of Grayson County” will be the topic of this week’s Second Saturday program at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. These monthly programs are free and open to the public.

Dr. Mike Keck will describe the natural history of various frogs and salamanders of the area, with photos and recordings of vocalizations. The program will begin at 10 am in the multi-purpose meeting room in the Visitor Center at the Refuge.

Keck, earned his doctorate’s degree in quantitative biology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998. His research interests primarily were in the physiological ecology and spatial ecology of snakes. Since 2001, he has been a professor at Grayson College where he focuses on teaching.

For youngsters, ages 5 to 10, the Second Saturday for Youth topic will be “Ribbit, Ribbit.” The program will be held in the audio visual classroom at the refuge and is free of charge, however, reservations are requested and parents must accompany children ages 6 and younger. To reserve space, call the refuge, 903 786 2826.

Also this Saturday, the Nature Photography Club will meet at the refuge at 12:30 p.m. in the audio visual classroom. Participants are invited to brown bag during the meeting. The program topic will be keywording photo files. In addition, those who wish to share photos with the group may submit one photo in jpg format on the theme for January, “Winter”, to fohphotoclub@gmail.com by January 10.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma at 6465 Refuge Road in Sherman. For information, call 903 786 2826 or visit www.friendsofhagerman.com.