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Finally the weather is clearing up and I am finally able to go outside with shorts on! With all this warm weather I have already seen many amphibians out. I can't wait to go "herping"(catching herps or amphibians and reptiles.) I like you to remember that if you go out herping then I STRONGLY recommend that you catch and release. With all the pollution in out water the amphibian population has been declining and one frog is technically a billion, with all the offspring it could produce in its lifetime. Be safe and have FUN!!!
Yeeeeeeha, summer here we come.
Challenge to those of you that have amphibians in your region:
Try and count and keep note of all your amphibian findings with the information and you can enter in the comment box for a chance to win a prize!!
I woke up this morning to a bright surprise! My biggest Tiger Salamander tried to fit into one of the small tubes in a log. He is still currently stuck :( . With any suggestions please leave it in the comments. I'm still trying to get him out.
Recently on National Geographic's website I happened to look upon a horrible study that has linked salamander size to Global warming! This is really bad because the study stated that global warming in the Appalachians mountains has shrunk the salamander species there! It says that each generation is shrinking by one percent from 1980 specimens. I hope this is cleared up or the salamander species could shrink to abnormal size! Get educated on this topic further at National Geographic's website. Hope you share my concern.