• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky


An American toad
American Toad
NPS Photo

Amphibians are interesting creatures to observe in their natural habitats. Many species are highly adapted for life on land. As a group, however, amphibians are semi-aquatic and water is essential for their survival.

In order to successfully observe amphibians:

  • Walk slowly and avoid sudden movements and loud noises.
  • Listen-Different frogs and toads "sing" in different months and temperatures. Spring is the perfect time to hear them.
  • Note the size, color and patterns so identification can be successful.
  • Many salamanders are nocturnal and can be found under rocks or fallen trees. Beware! Poisonous animals like some snakes and spiders like these hiding places too. So please, do not disturb.

For a listing of amphibians that have been observed at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace and the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek click here.

Did You Know?

Picture of writer and Lincoln Farm Association Board member Samuel Clemens

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was a part of the Lincoln Farm Association Board of Trustees. There were 28 board members total. Some other prominent figures on the board included Ida Tarbell, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Richard Lloyd Jones, and Robert Collier.