The group amphibian includes frogs, toads, and salamanders. The word amphibian was taken from the Greek “amphi” meaning “double” and “bios” meaning “life” which is quite fitting as these creatures do live a double life. Emerging from eggs that are usually laid in the water, most amphibians begin their life with gills. They soon lose these gills and metamorphose from a completely aquatic form into a more terrestrial form. Several small wetlands, riparian areas, and vernal pools within the Eisenhower National Historic Site provide breeding habitat for a variety of amphibian species.
Amphibian Species found at Eisenhower National Historic Site:
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower had little appreciation for rock and roll music. He did, however, think highly of Elvis Presley for dutifully and without complaint serving his country after being drafted in 1958.