• Knightia eocaena mass mortality

    Fossil Butte

    National Monument Wyoming

Amphibians

Beaver ponds are located near springs that surface at the contact of the Green River and Wasatch Formations.  The ponds provide ideal habitat for amphibians like this northern leopard frog.

Northern leopard frog.

NPS photo by Clay Kyte

Only three species of amphibians are documented: the Utah tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), chorus frog (Pseudacris triseriata maculata), and northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens).

Did You Know?

wintering mule deer

Southwest Wyoming's sagebrush country provides crucial winter range for mule deer, elk, and moose. Moose prefer the willow bottoms near springs, creeks, and rivers.