Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Herp Atlas!


Greetings fellow reptile and amphibian enthusiasts!!!

If you haven't discovered the online Pennsylvania Herpetological Atlas yet, here it is!!!
http://webspace.ship.edu/tjmare/herp.htm
You can learn all about reptile and amphibian species in PA that are currently deemed "species of concern". The atlas is looking for amateur herpetologists like you to send them photos and gps coordinates where they find these 14 amphibian species and 22 reptile species. These aren't obscure animals you will never see, they're previously common animals like the box turtle and four-toed salamander. Once you submit a finding to the atlas, you can watch for a dot on the PA map showing your finding. If enough people participate, the online herpetological atlas will be able to give us an up-to-date idea of how our PA herps are doing. YAY! Enjoy browsing the great herp links, photo gallery, and distribution maps on the PA herp atlas!

Happy Herping Pennsylvanians!

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