Winter is coming, what happens to the animals that have no fur and can’t produce their own body heat? Frogs and other amphibians fit in this category. Frogs are ectothermic, which means that they can’t produce their own body heat. Some people refer to them as cold-blooded, but this is inaccurate. Since frogs can’t produceContinue reading “Winter Is Coming: Where do the frogs go?”
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Frogs, They Are A-Changin: a story of metamorphosis
Amphibians (frogs, salamanders, and caecilians) go through a process of development called metamorphosis. They are the only vertebrates (they have a backbone) to complete true metamorphosis although some fish, such as zebrafish (Danio rerio) go through a partial metamorphosis too. That said, many species of marine invertebrates (no backbone… or bones at all) go throughContinue reading “Frogs, They Are A-Changin: a story of metamorphosis”
To Amphibian and Beyond! What Actually are Frogs and Who are Their Amphibian Friends?
I’ve written about amphibians before but what actually is an amphibian? What makes a salamander an amphibian and a lizard not an amphibian? Lizards are reptiles, by the way. The Naming System Humans have created a naming and categorizing system for all living things. It is called scientific nomenclature. It starts with a very broadContinue reading “To Amphibian and Beyond! What Actually are Frogs and Who are Their Amphibian Friends?”
Adventures with Adams
The eerie mist slowly rolls across the dirt path playing in my headlights providing the only light along the forested roads. I hear the Spring Peepers still playing in my head, louder than when I was standing outside listening for them. When we stop to listen at our next site we jump out of theContinue reading “Adventures with Adams”