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.