Reptile & Amphibian List

This reptile and amphibian list includes sightings in Glen Providence Park that we entered on the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS) database. PARS is a joint venture between the PA Fish & Boat Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation, and this project will provide them with valuable data for study and conservation of amphibians and reptiles (“herps”). For our 2014 Citizen Science project, we entered our photo-documented herp sightings in the park back to 2003, and we continue to add our sightings.

To protect sensitive reptiles and amphibians, exact locations are only viewable by the PARS reviewers and the PA Fish & Boat Commission – entries are publicly listed by county only. After consulting with PARS, we decided to report our sightings of common species with the user name Friends of Glen Providence Park, but we anonymously report any sensitive species in the park (anything ranging from species of special concern to endangered species).

Glen Providence Park

Reptile & Amphibian Species List and Gallery

18 species as of 5-6-2015

Salamanders

Desmognathus fuscus – Northern Dusky Salamander
Eurycea bislineata – Northern Two-lined Salamander
Plethodon cinereus – Eastern Red-backed Salamander

Frogs & Toads

Anaxyrus americanus – Eastern American Toad
Lithobates catesbeianus – American Bullfrog
Lithobates clamitans – Green Frog
Lithobates palustris – Pickerel Frog
Lithobates sylvaticus – Wood Frog
Pseudacris crucifer – Northern Spring Peeper

Turtles

Trachemys scripta elegans – Red-eared Slider (invasive)
Chelydra serpentina – Snapping Turtle
Chrysemys picta – Painted Turtle
Sternotherus odoratus – Eastern Musk Turtle
+ 2 sensitive species

Snakes

Nerodia sipedon – Northern Watersnake
Storeria dekayi – Northern Brownsnake
Thamnophis sirtalis – Eastern Gartersnake

Thank you to Holly Hoffmann for the photo of the Northern Two-lined Salamander, and to Walt Cressler for the photo of the Northern Brownsnake. Remainder of photos by Stephanie Gaboriault. All photos taken in Glen Providence Park.

And since it would be difficult to get a picture of the nocturnal Northern Spring Peeper, we will add a recording of them calling in the park, with the Broomall’s Dam waterfall in the background.

 

18 total species as of 5-6-2015
Added Northern Spring Peeper 5-6-2015

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