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Spring Break: The reemergence of reptiles and amphibians
Twilight of the Frogs
by John H. Mitchell
Invaluable Vernal Pools
by Laura Johnson
Annually, under cover of night, salamanders make their spring pilgrimage to shallow wetlands and vernal pools to breed.
by Michael Caduto
The Pools of Spring
Tens of thousands of temporary pools in the Massachusetts forests and fields are critical to the survival of native amphibians. Certification of this habitat, one pool at a time, ensures its protection.
by Thomas Conuel
The Ice Turtles
Turtles gradually come out of hiding as warm weather approaches, and if you’re looking for them they will turn up, even sunbathing on an ice sheet.
by Tom Tyning
The State of the Snake
Though most snakes are harmless, and despite declining populations, their persecution continues.
by Karl Meyer
A frog chorus can be overwhelming and inspirational.
by Sandy Cofran
The Fate of All Frogs
While frogs possess a unique ability to adapt to extreme conditions, habitat loss, disease, pollution, and the pet trade imperil their survival.
by Gayle Goddard-Taylor
One Percent for Nature
Massachusetts' environmental budget is second to last in the country for getting its share of state funds.
by Jennifer Ryan
A Handsome Toad
Your yard can be a haven for toads.
by Ann Prince
An unexpected encounter with nature may be life-changing.
by Chris Leahy