Mostly out of sight, and perhaps out of mind also, the world has been losing its amphibians to a disease called chytridiomycosis, caused by the chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis). Leer más.
Global trade, scientific and medical advancements contributed to the spread of a deadly amphibian disease. Leer más.
Reptiles and amphibians are on the move! As the weather warms, movement of these ectotherms is steadily increasing. As these animals increase in activity many will happen across busy roads. Although it is the year of the snake, snakes are not the only animal to suffer from this plight. Many animals must endure motor vehicle threats, but reptiles and amphibians are especially susceptible due to their relatively small size and slow movement. Leer más.
At a little more than a snail’s pace, turtles will begin inching themselves across roads in Northumberland County soon — a task that can be deadly for some. Leer más.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve turned the car around – or cajoled my wife or any other unfortunate driver I happen to be with at the time to do the same – after having caught a ‘glimpse’ at sixty-five miles an hour of what could only have been a western pond turtle on the side of the road. Leer más.