On this page you will find info about publications, resources, and websites relevant to the Munson Sandhills of the Apalachicola National Forest, ephemeral wetlands, and ephemeral wetland-breeding amphibians.

Click here to open the Data Entry form. The form will prompt you to upload a pic for each species you are reporting.

Here is the link to our online map – you can view the wetlands that are part of our program (blue dots) and you can view the info that others have submitted about their wetlands (red dots).  Click on the content tab then on the table icon to see what species we have found at each wetland (Adopted Wetlands) or the data that have been submitted so far this year(Adopt_A_Wetland_Data).

Don’t forget about our private Facebook group specifically for the Adopt a Pond program.  Lots of pictures there and a great resource to interact with other participants, get answers to questions, and share your experiences.

Need more data sheets?  Download the file by clicking here.

US Forest Service dispatch office number for reporting vehicle damage to your wetland, trash dumping, or any other illegal activity/concerns:  850-523-8600

Click here for an online or downloadable guide to Tadpoles of the Southeastern United States Coastal Plain.

Pierson Hill, our FWC colleague on the striped newt repatriation project, also is a phenomenal photographer.  If you want to see more pics of larval and adult amphibians, check out his Flickr account by clicking here.  You may see some familiar images from your field guide!

Frog calls – wonder what frog that was you heard calling in the wetland? The link is to downloadable mp3 files.  Here is a link to a CD you can purchase.

Remember to sanitize your dip nets if using in a wetland other than your adopted wetland.  Click here for instructions.

Click here for more information about ephemeral wetlands and ephemeral wetland-breeding amphibians.

Catching a lot of damselfly and dragonfly larvae in your dipnet?  Click here for more info about them.

Seeing a lot of … some bug … and not sure what it is?  Try searching this easy to use database.

Frogs and Toads of the Southeast and Salamanders of the Southeast: two great books with pictures, range maps, and descriptions of both adults and larvae.  You can purchase from Amazon, UGA Press, and bookshops with local Florida sections.

Click here to review our liability and media release form.  You may change your form at any time.

Reports, Journal Articles, and Other Publications of interest

Striped Newt 7th Annual Report (2017) (Coastal Plains Institute) – Results from the seventh year of our ongoing study to repatriate the striped newt into the Munson Sandhills region of the Apalachicola National Forest. Prior reports can be accessed through our Publications page.

Petition to List Striped Newt (Coastal Plains Institute) – In 2008, Coastal Plains Institute petitioned the USFWS to list the striped newt under the Endangered Species Act.  This document provides detailed information about striped newt biology, population status, and conservation needs.

Management Strategies for Florida’s Ephemeral Ponds and Pond-Breeding Amphibians (Coastal Plains Institute) – This document provides management strategies as well as a comprehensive literature review to provide a source of information for ephemeral pond ecology, ephemeral pond-breeding amphibians,  greatest threats, and research gaps.