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Spotted salamander
Awareness of the Eastern Hellbender is growing due to the decline in numbers. Extension specialists receive reports of a "hellbender" that is found in a barn, or on a basement floor, crawling across a driveway, or occasionally in a pond. Here are some resources to help identify these large salamanders.
Indiana Amphibian and Reptile ID Package, 4-books
Learn about reptiles and amphibians with the Indiana Amphibian and Reptile ID Package. The four books share information on each species and includes full-color photos, physical descriptions, list of similar species, and descriptions of important aspects of their ecology and behavior.
Indiana residents are invited to attend a conference designed to help them learn tips to strengthen their families by spending wisely, eating right and living well. The event, co-sponsored by Purdue Extension, features 20 sessions on health and wellness, family relationships, and technology. It also includes workshops on heritage skills and craftmaking.
Frogs and Toads of Indiana, FNR-516, book
Indiana is home to 17 frog and toad species, and this full-color book covers all of them. Whether you are a herpetologist, a recreational amphibian enthusiast or just want to learn more about frogs and toads, you will want to travel with this new publication. This 50-page book includes full-color photos, a physical description, a list of similar species, and a description of important aspects of their ecology and behavior.
Coyote, photo by Alfred Viola, bugwood.org
In acknowledging National Wildlife Week, #nationalwildlifeweek, it seems fitting to place this post regarding several concerned questions that we receive on coyotes. While folks are quick to recognize the call of spring peepers, or the song of robins, they are surprised to know other types of wildlife can call their backyard home.
Planting tree.
Many of the invasive plant issues we experience in the urban ecosystem is due to improper plant selection when landscaping our homes and businesses. Before you plant checkout alternative options to avoid invasive plant species
picture of the 10 Indiana 4-H members who attended the 2017 presidential inauguration
Coleen Gabhart of Lawrence, Indiana and nine other Indiana 4-H members witnessed history by attending the 58th presidential inauguration as part of Citizenship Washington Focus, a leadership conference sponsored by National 4-H.

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