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New Chytrid Fungus in Europe: Clear and present danger to salamanders in US

Mass global extinctions of anurans (frogs and toads) have been an issue of conservation concern for several decades. You’ve likely seen the pictures of deformities and heard stories of beloved ponds gone suddenly silent. 583 more words


The Last Dragons: Protecting Appalachia's Hellbenders

An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander that lives as much in myth as in reality…. and in many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers. 57 more words


Back Yard Naturalists

If your kids are like mine, they enjoy getting dirty and looking for critters. Their Dad can take the credit for being the naturalist of our family and I have learned along the way. 240 more words


Surprising Salamanders

I have started revising for my biology exams and currently, it is time for the amphibians to shine. I come from Estonia and there are not that many amphibians in our cold climate. 60 more words


Salamanders of the Morgan Arboretum

Welcome fellow salamander enthusiasts!

Some of you may already be familiar with our Twitter page (@MacSalamanders), if not, we are a group of four undergraduate students from McGill University (Montreal, QC) conducting a research project on salamanders. 1,294 more words

Fall 2014

Threats to the Blue Ridge Mountains – guest post by Mark Southerland

Eight acres on the south side of Sugar Mountain in western North Carolina, remain in my family from the first permanent Scotch-Irish (and Welsh) settlement of the mountain by my ancestor Martin Banner and his brothers in 1848. 386 more words

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The Fire Salamander

This little guy was disturbed by Hubby’s leaf blower yesterday. Not to bad to photograph because he doesn’t walk very fast.