Your translucent skin Gasps gently for breath In the Land of the Noonday Sun; A mountainous vista Unexpectedly replaced With Ziploc bags and Moist paper towels As you travel to Transparent incubators To be fed a diet of Crickets, Humidity, And rising temperatures. Beneath a harsh and Artificial
How indigenous expertise improves science: the curious case of shy lizards and deadly cane toads
There are exciting synergies between western science and indigenous knowledge. Surprisingly, the success of our Australian predator conservation research was due entirely to its multicultural nature.
Spring Peepers Peeping
The peeps of male Spring Peepers can be heard fairly consistently this time of year. Unlike in the spring, these calls are coming not from bodies of water, but from the woods nearby. And they are s…
Will these Butterflies Become Frog Food? | BBC Earth
To us the painted lady butterfly are delicate, living artwork. To these hungry frogs, they're prey waiting to be trapped by their incredible tongue.Subscribe...
Snot Otter Emerges Victorious In Vote For Pennsylvania's Official Amphibian
The Eastern hellbender salamander may not be a looker. But its sensitivity to pollution and changing water conditions makes the creature a useful indicator for water quality in rivers and streams.
Red-legged frogs thriving in Yosemite after long absence
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence.
Wide-eyed adventure: Exploring Costa Rica – in pictures
Eric Etchart’s trip to Costa Rica with Exodus Travels was a prize for winning our travel photography competition. His images document an eye-opening journey
Bioaccumulation of methylmercury in wood frogs and spotted salamanders in Vermont vernal pools
Mercury (Hg), and its more biologically available form, methylmercury (MeHg), are powerful neurotoxins that impact development and function of the central nervous system. The Northeast is considered a mercury "hotspot," due largely to airborne mercury emissions originating in the industrialized Midwest. Few studies have examined mercury in northeastern vernal pools, even though these ephemeral wetlands provide critical breeding habitat for several species of amphibians and a diverse…
This island is many frogs' last hope for surviving the world's deadliest pathogen
The world’s amphibians are fighting a deadly pandemic: the ancient chytrid fungus. It’s already killed off 90 species of frogs and caused population declines in over 500 others.