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Frogs and Toads : Minnesota DNR
Title: Frogs and Toads : Minnesota DNR
Creator: Wadsworth, Lynn; Minnesota State Government / Minnesota Department of Natural Ressources <St. Paul, Minn.>
Abstract: Toads and frogs often conjure up thoughts of wet places--misty swamps and enchanted nights when mysterious calls rise from the water's edge. Although wetlands are crucial to their life cycle, these amphibians don't live exclusively in water. They often emerge from their aquatic homes to become land dwellers. Some hardy toads and frogs even spend their entire winter in the leaf litter of a forest floor or in a deep burrow below the frost line of an open grassland. Over thousands of years, Minnesota's toads and frogs have adapted to survive a wide range of conditions. By learning more about these amphibians, their habitats, and their survival methods, Minnesotans can better appreciate why we need to conserve the wetlands, grasslands, and forests where these fascinating animals live. Their presence is an indication that we are doing a good job of preserving wetland habitat and water quality. Conversely, when toads and frogs disappear, it could mean the ecosystems that sustain them are ailing. [Information of the supplier]
Table of contents: Frog & Toad Calling Survey / True Frogs / Treefrogs / Toads / Where frogs & toads live / Shapes & sizes / Frog & toad opera / Where to hear frog & toad calls / Rare amphibians / Rare reptiles.
Subject: Amphibia (597.8);
Reptilia (597.9);
Animals as biological resources (333.954)
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Spatial coverage: North central United States, Lake states
Audience: Beginner; Intermediate
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Official corporations and organisations
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2010-11-05
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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