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Laguna de Santa Rosa: 2014 Amphibians of the S.F. Bay Survey Techniques

This fall, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and The Wildlife Project will be sponsoring the Amphibians of the S.F. Bay Survey Techniques Workshop, November 21-22, 2014 at the Laguna Environmental Center, Santa Rosa, CA. 119 more words

Natural History

Frogs that grow tadpoles in their mouths appear not to be territorial

As a field researcher of primarily mammals, I often encounter highly enthusiastic amateur and expert herpetologists at the same sites at which I work. As you would expect, they all conduct their investigations into ‘herps’ in different ways, but one unifying methodology always stands out to me – not for it’s distinctiveness, but because it would be anathema when applied to mammals. 1,003 more words

Featured Creature

Frogs and toads: environmentally beneficial creatures

By Kary Askew Garcia, MNA Intern

The warm Michigan weather brings about many different types of plants an animals, including amphibians like frogs and toads. 413 more words


Herp Hunting: Part 3 - Toxic Efts and Defensive Mothers

Previously, I wrote on the diversity of the order Caudata, the salamanders, of North America, singling out the hellbender and Jefferson salamander, which each have unique adaptations for surviving. 1,774 more words


Western Pond Turtle Literature – Citations New and Old

A few more western pond turtle articles have trickled in this year. Even though I’ve updated the western pond turtle literature page (where the bulk of the western pond turtle literature published has been meticulously indexed and posted for public consumption), they’re still worth mentioning here as well.  102 more words

Natural History

Land and Water Tortoises by Amphibius. And Who Was Amphibius?

Land and Water Tortoises. Their Care as Pets by Amphibius was on sale in the 1950s. It is a 32-page staple-bound paper-backed book. It is No 3 in the Water Life Series, is marked ‘Second Edition’ and is undated. 312 more words


Beyond the Flashlight Beam

I set off on a school night for two class assignments – one that begged me to connect spiritually with the woods, and the other that asked me to count frogs. 1,036 more words