With 32 species of toads, frogs, salamanders, and newts, the Pinelands of NJ and surrounding habitats form a unique hotspot in the region. Some, like the pine barrens tree frog, are only found in few remnants of pine forests in the US including southern NJ, others like the spotted salamander and southern gray tree frog are abundant elsewhere but in NJ only find refuge in the Pinelands. Amphibians need pristine habitats and wooded areas with ponds nearby in order to survive and this has made the Pinelands a stronghold for many species. We at Pinelands Preservation Alliance are ensuring that they have good habitat and water where they can breed and thrive. Come join our Conservation Science Director, Dr. Carlos Martínez to learn more about them at our frog talk May 19th at 7 pm via Zoom.