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    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Road work on Washington Place Friday Sept 26th to Wednesday Oct 1st weather permitting

    Expect delays arriving to Washington's HQ and Ford Mansion due to roadwork and repaving of Washington Place. Give yourself more time to arrive for tours of the Ford Mansion. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for updates if needed

  • Mandatory All Employee Staff Meeting on Friday October 3rd

    The Visitor Center, Wick House, Museum and the Ford Mansion will be closed Friday Oct 3rd from 9am to 11am for a mandatory all employee meeting. Tours of the Ford Mansion will resume at 11am. Sorry for the inconvience. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for info.

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.

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