Wildlife
An adult eastern hellbender. (Photo courtesy Rod Williams Laboratory)
Crawfish is a common food of the hellbender and likewise will be on the menu for people at a Purdue Extension dinner and festivities designed to raise awareness of efforts to save the endangered salamander in Indiana.
Hellbender in concrete nest box
The Midwest has shown some of the most significant declines in hellbender populations. Listen about the conservation efforts in West Virginia and Ohio which includes eDNA surveys, concrete nest boxes, and captive rearing and release programs for these often referred to "snot otters".
Nest box.
Now that the weather forecast is looking positive and the days are getting longer, this is a great time to think about wildlife habitat projects. Landowners and homeowners can be overwhelmed by all the different ways they can help wildlife on their property. An easy project that is fun to build and place on your property is a nest box.
Dr. Kimberly Terrell with eastern hellbender
Listen in on this new podcast about snototters, one of the largest amphibians on the planet.