Salamanders of the Carolinas

Published 2:53 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

PAC program to highlight diversity of the species

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and the Landrum Library invite the public to attend a free program on “Salamanders of the Carolinas,” presented by naturalist and educator, Tim Lee.

The program will be held at the Landrum Library, 111 East Asbury Dr., on Tuesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. as part of the Landrum Library’s Summer Reading – Family Fun Night.

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The Carolinas are home to the greatest diversity of salamanders on earth. The presentation will highlight salamander diversity and describe many of the species found in the area. Lee will also be bringing live salamanders for participants to see!

Lee has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the Southeast for more than 26 years. For the past 16 years he has been the interpretive ranger/naturalist for South Carolina State Park Service’s Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area where he conducts research and provides educational programs for children and adults.

This program is made possible thanks to a Free Community Events grant from the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF).

For more information, contact the Pacolet Area Conservancy at 828-859-5060 or e-mail, or contact the Landrum Library, 864-457-2218.

Keep an eye on, for information on upcoming PAC/Landrum Library programs. The next scheduled program at the Landrum Library will take place on Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. when Dr. Jack Turner will present, “Water Runs Down Hill – The Pacolet River from the Mountains to the Sea.”

– article submitted by Pam Torlina