DEP Urges Motorists to Watch for Turtles Crossing Roadways as Vehicle-Strike Risk Increases During Nesting Season (DEP News Release, 6/19/18)
Governor Murphy Designates Bog Turtle as New Jersey’s State Reptile (Governor's Office News Release, 6/18/18)
Division Biologist Receives Award
Reptiles and Amphibians in Winter (Discover DEP Podcast)
Meet The 22 Snake Species of the Garden State (nj.com)
With its many landscapes and habitat types, New Jersey has a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians. Calling spring peepers enhance spring evenings and summer bullfrogs entertain us at night. Children thrill to finding familiar box turtles or garter snakes, and endangered salamanders struggle to survive as habitat is lost. Division biologists have worked extensively with some species (such as bog turtles) to halt their decline and restore populations.
See the links below for more information about New Jersey's reptiles and amphibians.
Reptile and Amphibian (Herpetile) Information
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