Amphibians & Reptiles
Amphibians and reptiles have been around a long time, so maybe they know more about us than we know about them. They like a wide variety of habitats, but they generally like to stay out of our way. That’s why finding and studying them is so much fun.
Go for a salamander walk on a warm rainy night in April or May. All you need is a flashlight and an area that has standing water. It’s called “Herping."
What to Read
Learn a little more about amphibians and reptiles while curling up with a good book.
- The Salamander Room by: Anne Mazer
- A Salamander’s Life by: John Himmelman
- Around the Pond- Who’s Been Here? By: Lindsey Barrett George
- Box Turtle at Long Pond by: Lindsey Barrett George
- Amphibians and Reptiles of Pennsylvania and the Northeast by Hulse, Censky & McCoy
- Golden Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians
- Peterson’s Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians- Tom Tyning
- The Nat. Audubon Society Field Guide: North Am. Reptiles & Amphibians
- The Calls of Frogs & Toads
Other Cool Pages
Exploring Careers Outdoors (ECO) Camp – If you’re a high school and are interested in a career in the natural sciences or conservation ECO Camp is for you. You’ll meet and get to interact with professionals; such as foresters, wildlife biologists, geologists and many others; all while recreating in beautiful state parks. You’ll also be able to choose a mentor. The mentor can help connect you to future camp, volunteer or job opportunities, they could write a letter of recommendation for college or even help you navigate the state hiring process. Apply today!
Become a citizen scientist! A citizen scientist is someone just like you, who observe nature, record what they see and then share their information with researchers and professional scientists. The scientists then use your information, and information from thousands of other people, to answer important questions like ‘Are blooming earlier in the spring than they did 10 years ago?’ Use a link below to get started.
Become a conservation volunteer