Category: Reptile / Amphibian

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BLACK RAT SNAKE
The black rat snake (Pantherophis spp.) is a long, powerful constrictor reaching up to 6 feet in length. Adults are mostly black or brown with white, ...
Upland, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian
BLANDING'S TURTLE
The Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is a 7- to 9-inch turtle with yellow speckles that often run together to form streaks on the carapace. It...
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Upland Reptile / Amphibian
BLUE-SPOTTED SALAMANDER
The blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is a dark-bodied salamander measuring 3½ to 5 inches and speckled with blue or white flecks and spots...
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Speckled Alder Reptile / Amphibian
EASTERN BOX TURTLE
The eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) is a small 4.5- to 7-inch terrestrial turtle with a highly domed shell and variable patterning. C...
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Non-Forest, Upland, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian
EASTERN HOGNOSE SNAKE
The eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos) is a thick bodied snake measuring 20 to 35 inches with a characteristic upturned snout and keeled do...
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Upland, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian
EASTERN RIBBON SNAKE
The Eastern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus) is a very slender snake measuring 16 to 35 inches. It has three yellow or greenish stripes run...
Non-Forest, Palustrine Reptile / Amphibian
FIVE-LINED SKINK
As its name implies, the five-lined skink (Eumeces fasciatus) has five cream-colored lines extending the length of its greenish black body. Juveniles ...
Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian
FOWLER'S TOAD
The Fowler’s toad (Anaxyrus fowleri) is a small 2- to 3-inch toad that typically has three or more warts in each of the largest, dark spots with the d...
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Non-Forest, Palustrine, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian
MINK FROG
The mink frog (Lithobates septentrionalis), sometimes called the “frog of the north,” is a 1½ - to 3-inch greenish frog with irregular spots mottled a...
Non-Forest, Palustrine Reptile / Amphibian
NORTHERN BLACK RACER
The northern black racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor) is a long slender 36- to 72-inch black snake with a white chin that inhabits a wide variety...
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Non-Forest, Upland, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian