1st March 2010 – Frogs & Amphibians

Are they still as primitive as when they started on their evolutionary journey?

Andrew Gray, the Curator of Herpetology at Manchester Museum, will talk about amphibians – their early entry into the world via evolution and the sophisticated nature of the “end product” (remember they have had more time to evolve from their beginnings than we have).

From a personal perspective, he will share his experiences working with these wonderful creatures over several decades, including his fieldwork in the depths of the South American rainforest. He will also highlight the need for amphibian conservation and how research and education are proving crucial to the efforts being made.

He may even bring with him some amphibian members of Manchester Museum Herpetology department.

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