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Tiger Salamander

It can often be difficult to find Tiger Salamanders because they spend most of their time buried (up to two feet!) in the ground.

Common Sagebrush Lizard

In addition to sagebrush, they can be found in pinyon-juniper woodlands, open pine forests, and Douglas fir forests.

Long-toed salamander.

Long-toed Salamanders mostly live underground in rodent burrows and can be found throughout Washington state. 

Western Fence Lizard

Western Fence Lizards feed on beetles, ants, flies, caterpillars, and spiders.

Common Side-blotched Lizard

Male side-blotched lizards compete for mates using a strategy that resembles “rock-paper-scissors”!

Tailed frog

Why are frogs so endangered? What eats frogs?

American Bullfrog

Do they live in salt water? How did bullfrogs arrive in Washington state?

Long-toed Salamander

What's the largest salamander? What are caecilians?

Green Frog

Why are frogs slimy? How do frogs swallow?

Pacific Tree Frog

What do amphibians eat? How do they breathe?

DeVries Peruvian research area.

Raked by vigorous winds, with not a blade of grass in sight, Peru’s desert coast looks remarkably different from its past.

Siagut basket

The tools and technologies to make basketry, woven robes, canoes and other carvings.

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