The Brownville Fine Arts Association is proud to present a talk by Professor Dennis Ferraro  on “Amphibians, Turtles & Reptiles of Nemaha County and Brownville Area”  at the Schoolhouse Art Gallery August 18 at 6 p.m.  This is the fourth of five talks scheduled as part of the ongoing Summer 2017 Speaker Series.
Dennis Ferraro is the resident herpetologist and and professor of practice at the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been a UNL faculty member since 1990. He is originally from Connecticut, and grew up fascinated with the creatures in and around ponds near his home. By the time he was in third grade, he knew what a herpetologist was and that he wanted to be one. “My mother started out being afraid of snakes, but after so many got loose in the house, she had to learn to live with it,” he recalled. “My husbandry technique was not as refined as it is now. Now nothing gets out.”
The Brownville Fine Arts Association strives to promote the visual and performing arts and pledges to weave them into Brownville’s historically and culturally rich setting. We also recognize the gratifying beauty in nature and the outdoors.  We endeavor to maintain a place for those who wish to develop the creative process, expand aesthetic appreciation, and derive new meaning and understanding from the arts and nature.  For more information, check the BFAA Facebook page or www.Brownville-ne.com.