An important component of this course is to learn the identification and natural history of local amphibians and reptiles. Throughout the course we will opportunistically do “show and tell” of various species encountered in the field. We will describe how to identify them and point some key aspects of their natural history. Noting this information in your field book will be useful. Near the end of the course will will have a short identification and natural history quiz consisting of pictures, calls and short questions about species ecology.