There's an event coming up tomorrow (Wednesday) at The Nature Institute that kids should enjoy, but may make some parents cringe or squirm. Starting at 6:30pm, The Song of Frogs and Toads will be hosted by local naturalist, Paul Shetley. The evening starts with a slideshow presentation about his experience with amphibians and participants will learn how to identify them by their sounds and key features.
TNI Executive Director Kevin Bennet says after that, it's more of a hands-on experience.
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For more information, call 467-2521. The Nature Institute was founded in 1980, but can trace its roots back at least 85 years when the Talahi Lodge was being used as a residential YWCA summer camp. Industrialist and entrepreneur John M. Olin donated much of the land at the nature preserve.
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