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The USDA Forest Service, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., and the Izaak Walton League of America are pleased to announce the publication of A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds by Tom Biebighauser. This easy to understand book contains techniques that the teacher, suburban homeowner, public land steward, and private landowner may use to establish vernal ponds. Vernal ponds, otherwise known as ephemeral wetlands, do not contain fish yet provide critical habitat to wood frogs, spotted salamanders, fairy shrimp, and many other species. It is possible to make a vernal pond that provides habitat for amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans and many plant species. A vernal pond makes an excellent outdoor classroom. Students can enjoy catching frogs, toads, salamanders, and invertebrates while learning important facts about these disappearing ecosystems. Alternatively, go the Daniel Boone National Forest web site to download an order form for a paper copy.


Get a fold-out brochure on the value of ephemeral wetlands to herp conservation in the Midwest.

 

 

Requires some clever printing to make hard copies. Anyone want to sponsor a revision that is easier to print?

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Habitat Management Guidelines for Herps of the Midwest

The second edition of the Midwest HMG is available for purchase from our friends at Midwest PARC.Very pretty and very wonderful! A limited number of copies are available from us for no charge where critical needs are identified. Contact Bruce Kingsbury about that.

$5 each


For purchases on the following items, send us a check made out to Herp Center and in the memo field put which item you would like. Shipping is included.


Knowing more about snakes helps us appreciate the wildlife that share our environment. This interactive CD will help you identify the snakes found in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan , Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin . It contains information on identification, distribution and status, and ecology and behavior - as well as activities that meet the Indiana Science Standards for upper elementary students. The material contains lesson plans you can use and lots of colorful photos, crossword puzzles, and other games.

$10.00



Snakes are one of the most fascinating but also most misunderstood group of animals. This 51 page full color booklet will help you to learn more about the 32 species of snakes that live in the state of Indiana . It contains information about the distribution and ecology of each species as well as a color photo. It also includes information on snake conservation, managing snakes around the home, and how to tell venomous from nonvenomous snakes.

$7.50 each or $6 apiece when more than two are purchased.


Turtles are one of the oldest and most primitive of all living reptiles. This 51 page full color booklet will help you to learn more about the 18 species and subspecies of turtles that live in the state of Indiana . It contains information about the distribution and ecology of each species and includes range maps and full color photos. It also includes information on turtle conservation, and laws protecting our native turtles.

$7.50