Mike Benard: Herpetological photos, video, and stories
Amphibians and reptiles have fascinated me since
I was a child. Here you can find my photos, video, and writing about these incredible creatures.
To the right are links to video galleries of singing frogs and animal behavior. At the bottom of this page
are links to some other popular articles on these animals.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about these animals. If you would like
to use the images, videos, or writing, please send me an email at: mfbenard (at) gmail.com
During the spring breeiding season, Spotted Salamanders migrate from burrows in the forest to temporary wetlands
where they will breed. You can tell apart male and female spotted salamanders
by looking at their cloaca during the breeding season. In contrast, the sex of many frog species can be told apart by looking at their thumbs.