Salamanders are a diverse group of amphibians. Across the country, you can find salamanders of many different sizes, shapes and colors. They can be found in moist forest soil, in wetlands, and in lakes and streams. Some can even be found in caves!
But like many other amphibians, these fragile animals are in trouble. Loss of habitat, chemicals in our environment, and a fungal disease all pose a threat to salamanders.
Come find out more about salamanders and the ways scientists are studying them!
Illustrations by Janice Carter and Sarah DeMars
Art Director - Barbara Giorgio-Booher
Graphic Designer - Natalie Rokosz
Content Consultants - Mark Jordan, Abby Schnelker (Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne); Betsy Yankowiak, Dana Claussen (Little River Wetland Project)
Some photographs were provided by Leslie Hamilton and Lyle McDermott, volunteers at the Little River Wetland Project.
Conservation Tales: Salamanders
Featured Activity - FrogWatch - a project sponsored by AZA
Content for this book was supported by visits to Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne and the Little River Wetland Project at Eagle Marsh. Both sites are in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Mark Jordan guided research at the Eagle Marsh site with help from students, LRWP staff under direction of Betsy Yankowiak, and volunteers with LRWP.
Janice and Sarah created the illustrations for the book in digital format using Photoshop.
(l to r) Tom McConnell, Janice Carter, Sara DeMars, and Natalie Rokosz