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Creating Vernal Pools

Calhoun and colleagues just published a very nice review in Wetlands on creating vernal pools with emphasis pool-breeding amphibians. I’m not going to summarize the paper as it’s a review (not too long) and worth reading in full. 295 more words


"I thought it smelled like salamanders!" 1 & 2: Porter & Cascade

September 14th, 2013

On this beautiful fall day I set out with my family and a friend to begin the journey of completing the 46 high peaks. 351 more words


Herp Hunting: Part 2 - Hellbenders and Hybrids

Previously, I wrote on the variable life histories of salamanders of North America, and now I’d like to dig deeper into two interesting species that reside in my home state, New York: the hellbender ( 1,915 more words

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The Salamander Room

Nature and children seem appropriate subjects for summertime musings, and writing about Diary of an Earthworm made me think of another picture book I liked so much I got a copy for myself as well as my nephew. 274 more words


Researchers Try to Save Huge U.S. Salamander

(CORYDON, Ind.) — With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America’s largest salamander wouldn’t top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender’s alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog. 667 more words

Jurassic fly larva, parasite on salamanders, discovered

This video says about itself:

The fossil of two froghopper insects in the act of mating has been uncovered by archaeologists in northeastern China after being buried for around 165 million years.

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What we're reading- July 4, 2014

Two salamander species, one habitat, vastly different population structure
Salamanders with similar ecological characteristics have different genetic structure in the same landscape. Highlights that similar species might respond differently to habitat change because of small life history differences. 158 more words

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