Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

We envision a healthy world where people and wildlife thrive and natural resources are protected.
The mission of Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is to protect our natural environment and connect people with nature
 to benefit birds and other wildlife through conservation, education, research and advocacy.

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 397-3815

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How Reptiles and Amphibians Make their Living

August 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Join photographer, educator and DOAS Board Member, Rod Sutton for a special family-friendly program at the DOAS Sanctuary on Franklin Mountain on Friday, August 23 from 4:00 to 5:30pm.  The program will focus on herpetology – the study of reptiles and amphibians – and will explore how some reptiles and amphibians make their living and survive in the wild. The program will look at some live exotic species and then will explore some local habitat to search for and identify local species.

This program is FREE and Open to the Public, however REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so we can contact you with any further information (rain cancellation, etc.).  Free refreshments/snacks will be provided.

Bring your cameras as well as shoes that can get wet!  Hand lenses may also be useful.

The DOAS Sanctuary is located at 52 Grange Hall Rd. Spur, Oneonta, NY.  Directions (better than online maps) can be found at

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (or scroll to bottom of page)

Garter Snake and Red Eft – Photo by Kathryn Davino
DOAS Board Member, Rod Sutton

Rod Sutton enjoyed nature at an early age, dreaming of becoming a wildlife biologist with a focus on herpetology. One of his first jobs was at Rogers Environmental Conservation Center in Sherburne, NY.

His life found its own path, leading to a career in advertising, commercial, and industrial photography. With 20 years of experience in the field, he accepted a position with DCMO BOCES in 1993 to start a new academic program in Visual Communications. After 10 years in the classroom, he moved to a position as Coordinator of Instructional Technology, retiring in 2012.

Blending his abilities as photographer and teacher with his appreciation for nature and wildlife, he now dedicates his time to studying and photographing animals in their natural habitats. He also teaches photography workshops and presents programs such as this one.






August 23, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
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DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mountain
52 Grange Hall Road Spur
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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