8:30 pm — 9:00 pm

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Learn about frogs and frog calls, and visit a pond to search for the frogs themselves! Bring bright flashlights, wear old shoes/boots, and a rain jacket if raining. We will start gathering at the Earth Discovery Center at 8:30pm for member mingling and refreshments. Presentation begins at 9pm and afterwards will move to the Pond at the Ornithology Center. This event is designed to be fun and informative for adults and children alike!

presented by Dawn VanDeman
Dawn is an Indianapolis native who started working at Eagle Creek Park as a seasonal naturalist back in 1994. She attended Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts where she majored in biology and minored in studio art. She then moved on to complete graduate work in wildlife science with Purdue University’s Department of Forestry before coming back to work full-time at Eagle Creek Park in 2001.

Her favorite things about the park include the amazing diversity of park visitors, the small, hidden vernal pools teeming with fairy shrimp and baby salamanders in the spring, and the sound of loons (the bird kind) calling on the reservoir. She specializes in amphibians and reptiles, bugs and aquatic invertebrates, growing native plants for butterfly gardening, and loves answering weird questions about Indiana wildlife.

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June 9
8:30 pm–9:00 pm
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