Amphibians of ThunderCroft

Frogs, Toads and Salamanders

Virginia is home to an abundance of both frogs and toads--amphibians that have rather unique lifecycles involving various stages that occur on land as well as in water.  Their thin delicate skin serves as one mode of oxygen intake and like most amphibians, their skin is extremely sensitive to environmental toxins.  For this reason, scientists often refer to amphibians as "environmental indicator species" as their individual health at any point in time is an excellent indication of the health of their ecosystem.  We take great care to monitor our amphibian populations and invite you to learn more.  Please visit the  Virginia Herpetological Society for species range maps.