Amazing frog-saver, 14 year old Rachel Hopkins, led the campaign to nominate the Marbled Salamander and the Pine Barrens Tree Frog to become the state amphibian species of North Carolina. On June 19, 2013, the bill (HB830) passed Senate vote and will be signed into law! Great job Rachael and keep up the good work! … Continue reading North Carolina Amphibian Bill Passed!
The Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog was once the most abundant frog in California, but has disappeared from over 90% of the lakes it once inhabited, in large part due to the introduction of non-native trout, which are voracious predators of tadpoles. The National Park Service is currently deciding whether to remove the non-native trout from … Continue reading Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frogs and Trout Removal