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We are not alone

A lot of species travel considerable distances. This winter Mallards and Mountain Lions have been in the spotlight. As temperatures warm up other critters will also be moving around to take advantage of wetland habitats. More
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Western Lesser Siren

Photo of researcher holding a gilled siren
Like a mudpuppy, the lesser siren is a Missouri salamander that has external gills. Unlike a mudpuppy, a siren doesn’t have back legs. This unique swamp species is rarely encountered. More

Western Slimy Salamander

Photo of a western slimy salamander
Plethodon albagula
You might not want to touch this salamander—it secretes a thick, very sticky substance that adheres to skin like glue. It causes dust, dirt or bits of dead leaves to stick to one’s hands and is difficult to remove. More

Western Slimy Salamander

Photo of a western slimy salamander
Photo of a western slimy salamander. More

What's Hurting Our Hellbenders?

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hellbender, a large brown salamander resting in gravelly streambed
Our largest salamanders are declining at an alarming rate. Learn what you can do to help them. More