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Reptiles & Amphibians

No Fish Tale

No Fish Tale

Spring was on the calendar and in the air. Bright sunshine, warm temperatures, and clear blue skies beckoned winter-weary children of all ages outdoors to enjoy God’s beautiful creation. River...

Covers, June 2021

Covers, June 2021

Baltimore Oriole, Female. Photo © Alva Steury Jr. Garter snake. Photo © Alva Steury Jr.

Crocodiles

Crocodiles

A crocodile basks in the sun on the banks of the Nile River. He has just eaten, so he will probably not need to hunt again for a long time. He sleeps, undisturbed. He looks like his name—crocodile....

The Secretive Caecilian

The Secretive Caecilian

Nestled in a moist dirt burrow in the forested hills of Kenya, Africa, a 3-inch-long (75-mm), pale, serpentine creature uncoils as it awakens. It wriggles around in search of something to satisfy...

Fascinating Frogs

Fascinating Frogs

Abundance of young tadpole in pond water. Photo © Hanbr/iStockPhoto.com “What is that?” questioned one of my students. In an instant, more students were crowded around my desk, staring at a shallow...

Exploring Nature, Spring

Exploring Nature, Spring

Photo © Kevin Shank Skunk cabbage is in bloom late winter and early spring.Woodcocks begin doing their courtship displays.Mid-to-late March grizzlies come out of hibernation.400,000-600,000 Sandhill...