This year for Wild Ideas, we are exploring the hidden aspects of our local ecosystems through short Zoom talks with experts on three Thursdays in March. Our first talk is all about salamanders from a local expert.
You might be within feet of a salamander right now, but not even know it! Join Torsten Watkins, local 14-year-old herpetologist (person who studies reptiles and amphibians), as we explore the secretive but fascinating and beautiful species of salamanders you might see when exploring wet pockets of our arid landscape.
Torsten Watkins has been studying reptiles and amphibians for 5 years. He has written a field guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Chelan County and has worked with CDLT, Wenatchee Valley College, North Central Regional Library and others to further knowledge of herpetology in our area. Visit his YouTube channel, Iridophore, for more herpetofaunal education.
This event is free. Registration is required, but you can register up to the day of the event. Register here.
We'll have a quick introduction, then a 15-20 minute talk (pre-recorded to reduce technical difficulties), followed by a Q&A with the speaker. So feel free to get comfy, grab a tasty beverage, and join us!