• Reenatctors try to stay warm outside soldier huts in Jockey Hollow

    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Amphibians

A Northern two-lined salamander on an oak leaf.

Northern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea l. bislineata)

(Barton)

The pond, wetland seep, stream and wooded habitats of Morristown National Historical Park are the home for numerous amphibian species.

In 2000, as part of the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program seven salamander and five frog and toad species were detected.

The most common salamanders found were the: Eastern Red-back, Northern Two-lined, Northern Dusky, and Northern Red. Common frog and toad species include: Green Frog, Pickerel Frog, Bull Frog and Eastern American Toad.

 
Salamanders
Common Name Species Name
Northern red salamander Pseudotriton r. ruber
Northern dusky salamander Desmognathus f. fuscus
Northern two-lined salamander Eurycea bislineata
Eastern red-back salamander Plethodon cinereus
Northern slimy salamander Plethodon glutinosus
Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum
Red-spotted newt Notophthalmus v. viridescens

Frogs and Toads
Common Name Species Name
Bull frog Rana catesbeiana
Green frog Rana clamitans melanota
Pickerel frog Rana palustris
Wood frog Rana sylvatica
Gray tree frog Hyla versicolor
Eastern american toad Bufo americanus
 
Morristown National Historical Park Amphibian and Reptile Inventory, March-September 2005.

Did You Know?

Dr James Thacher

“We reached this wilderness, about three miles from Morristown where we are building log huts for winter quarters. The snow on the ground is about two feet deep, and the weather extremely cold.” – Dr James Thacher, Continental Army Surgeon, 1779.