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Salamander Festival from Friends of Shades Creek

January 30, 2021



January 30, 2021
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Friends of Shades Creek
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The 17th Annual Salamander Festival will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2021. This year, due to Covid, it will be virtual. You can hear the salamander story, see salamanders, download arts and crafts and listen to special music. Over 35 festival links will be available . The festival will also include a “Storyboard Trail” hike at Homewood Forest Preserve on your own.


Most of the festival this year is virtual (*non-virtual):

The Salamander Story by Linda Neighbors
Videos about salamanders including from Jimmy Stiles and Dr. Ken Marion
Critter information
Learn more about our environment:
Tell the difference between pine trees
Look at an upland Oak forest at Ruffner Mountain
What is Low Impact Development (LID)? What does that mean? Filmed and produced by Richard Banks
with Jane Reed Ross and Merrill Stewart
Crafts and Activities: Make a fish environment, Make a turtle, coloring pages, recipe for salamander clay, and more
Randy Haddock-Big fish; Jim Brown-Redhorse; Cahaba Lily with J. Manion and D. Butler, art from Edgewood Elementary and Homewood Middle School, and History information

*Non-Virtual: “Salamander Storyboard Trail,” hike at Homewood Forest Trail at 1425 S. Lakeshore Drive, near Homewood High School