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.

The Striped Newt Repatriation Project now is on Twitter!  Find us @stripednewts



Google Earth file of wetlands enrolled in the Adopt an Ephemeral Wetland program.  Click here for the file.   If you do not have Google Earth, you can download it here for free.


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 (scroll down to page 5)



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.

 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.



Reports, Journal Articles, and Other Publications of interest

Striped Newt Third Annual Report (Coastal Plains Institute) - Results from the third year in a 5-year study to repatriate the striped newt back into the Munson Sandhills region of the Apalachicola National Forest.

Petition to list the 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.