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Amphibians and Reptiles

Most amphibians and many reptiles spend a good deal of their time feeding and reproducing in wetlands. Since about 20% of Lewisboro is still comprised of wetlands, our populations of amphibians and reptiles remain very rich, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Although the bog turtle has been lost and box, spotted and wood turtles and Jefferson and marbled salamanders are becoming very rare, we are still home to 27 amphibian and reptile species! Many of these are still common. They include painted and snapping turtles, milk and garter snakes, two-line and red-backed salamanders, newts, American toads, spring peepers, and six species of frogs.