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Reptile Day 2010 at Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum, a local natural history museum, opened in Atlanta in 1992. Its predecessor, the Fernbank science center, opened in 1967 and remains open today.  I have vivid memories of visiting the science center as a school kid. They both grew out of an effort that began in 1938 to preserve what had become known as Fernbank forest, 65 acres of old-growth urban Piedmont forest.

Fernbank Museum Entrance

I had been wanting to check out a special gecko exhibition at the museum. When I saw yesterday would be Reptile day, I knew it was time to visit. As a bonus, I saw online that there would also be a special exhibition of nature photography by local photographer Bill Harbin. read more

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