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bullet Salamanders
bullet There are 10 species of salamanders and newts in Michigan.

 

 
Photo by Michele Johnson Photo by Michele Johnson
Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

These salamanders live in ponds and forests.  They eat insects, worms, and spiders.  They have poison glands to protect them from predators.

  Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)

These newts live in ponds, streams, and forests.  They eat insects, worms, and fish eggs.  Some of the adults live on land, and other adults live only in water.

 

bullet Frogs and Toads
bullet There are 13 species of frogs and toads in Michigan.

 

   
Photo by Aaron Hoffer Photo by Michele Johnson Photo by Michele Johnson
Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipens)

This frog lives in ponds and eats insects, other frogs, and snails.  This is one of the common frogs in Michigan.

  Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

This frog lives in woodland ponds and eats aquatic insects.  These frogs call in early spring and make a peeping noise.

  Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)

This frog lives in forest ponds and eats insects like beetles and crickets.  These frogs can sometimes be seen crossing roads.