December 5, 2021

New England Amphibians and Eastern Spadefoot Toads Program

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One of Rehoboth’s notable attractions is its plethora of wetland habitats ranging from open water reservoirs and rivers, to woodland brooks, wet meadows, dense swamps, and vernal pools. Various amphibians inhabit these places, but none are as unusual and fascinating as the scarce Eastern spadefoot. With only 7 inland populations known in Massachusetts, Rehoboth happens to host a small population of these toad-like creatures which have a unique lifestyle and appearance, and interesting behaviors. Learn how to find and identify spadefoots, and report any discoveries you make! Rehoboth resident Carol Entin, will give a photo presentation about New England amphibians in general and then discuss the monitoring and support of local populations of spadefoots. Carol, a retired Moses Brown science teacher, and former Caratunk Wildlife Refuge assistant director, is a passionate advocate for amphibians! Meet at 7 pm, on Monday, April 2, 2018 in the Tilton Room at the Carpenter Museum for this free program sponsored by the Rehoboth Land Trust.

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