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Salamanders

Allegany County, NY (USA)

The Appalachian Range is the most species-rich area of salamanders in the world. Over 70 species live in the region, many of them endemic to highly localized mountaintops or other isolated habitats. There are woodland Plethodon salamanders, earth-dwelling Ambystoma species, Eurycea…

Frogs & Toads

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer), Keezeltown, Virginia

Frogs and toads are some of the most familiar and widely loved creatures of the Appalachian Range. Capable of inhabiting an amazing variety of wetland and forest habitats, the stout bodied amphibians are strong hoppers and voracious predators of arthropods and…

Turtle, Snakes, & Lizards

Eastern Box Turtle, Keezletown, Virginia

There are many orders and families of reptiles throughout the Appalachian Range. Local waterways and wetlands as well as upland forests and meadows are filled with an amazing array of diverse snakes, lizards, and turtles. Many of them, such as…

Natural History

An infographic  showing example prey items in amphibian diets: small invertebrates, aquatic insects, and other amphibians

As visual communicators, we devote a lot of time to thinking of ways we might explain and celebrate the natural world. There are so many things to learn and discover about amphibians and reptiles. In this section of the Web…