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Nature Facts

Frogs, toads, newts, and Salamanders are amphibians, meaning they have an aquatic gill-breathing larval stage, followed by a terrestrial lung-breathing adult stage, but some amphibians stay in an aquatic habitat and keep their gills as an adult such as the Axolotl!

Heartland Forest is home to 10 amphibians, and 4 reptile species! A person who studies reptiles and amphibians are called a herpetologist.

Heartland Forest is home to Both Barn swallows and tree swallows! If you see a bird with blue back and a white throat that’s a tree swallow! If the bird has a blue back with a red throat that a barn swallow!

Turtles can be seen sunbathing to regulate their temperature, they are called exotherms or “cold blooded”.

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