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Fragments from Floyd

Virginia’s Mountain Salamanders

Kevin Hamed is a regular participant and field trip leader at the Mt. Rogers Naturalist Rally, and presented a great Friday evening program this past May, highlighting both the wonderful diversity and the real threats to the continued existence of the southern Appalachian’s mountain salamanders. Read more in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Related articles by Zemanta … Read more

And Then There Were None

It’s almost a cruelty to parade these dazzling living specimens of amphibians before us–a group that holds maybe a third place in color and form behind beetles and birds–because unless things change significantly in the climate change trends, habitat loss and other factors known and unknown that work today against this animal CLASS, they won’t … Read more