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Reptiles and Amphibians found at Woolsey
Small Mouth Salamander
(
Ambystoma texanum)

A very uncommon species of
salamander north of the River Valley.
Their presence is a good sign that the
habitat is good for other
prairie-associated species like the
crawfish frog.

Photo Credit: Dr. John Willson
University of Arkansas
February 2013
Graham's Crayfish Snake
(
Regina grahmii)

According to the Arkansas Natural Heritage
Commission, this species of snake has a
state ranking of very rare. This is a
non-venomous species of snake that feeds
upon recently molted crayfish and will retreat
into crayfish borrows during hot weather. The
large population of
Osage Burrowing
Crayfish at Woolsey Wet Prairie makes
Woolsey ideal habitat for this species of
snake. This species of snake has not been
recorded in northwest Arkansas in almost 60
years, making it another amazing find at
Woolsey Wet Prairie!!

Photo Credit: Dr. John Willson
University of Arkansas
April 14, 2013
Graham's Crayfish Snake
(
Regina grahmii)

Photo Credit: Mitchell Pruitt
March 2014
Small Mouth Salamander
(
Ambystoma texanum)

Photo Credit: J.D. Willson & Mitchell Pruitt
March 2014
Crayfish Frog
(Rana areolata)

This prairie-associated species is
uncommon and declining throughout its
range in the central US. In NW AR it is
restricted to remnant prairies, where it is
threatened by development, agriculture,
pollution, and road mortality, to name a few.
We are thrilled to have a good population of
this species close to home and in an area
that is protected and being managed
appropriately!

Photo Credit: J.D. Willson & Mitchell Pruitt
March 2014
Plain-bellied Watersnake
(
Nerodia erythrogaster)

Photo Credit: J.D. Willson
March 2014 and Joe Neal April 2014
Prairie Kingsnake
(
Lampropeltis calligaster)

Photo Credit: Joe Neal
April 2014
Black & Yellow-bellied Racer
(
Coluber constrictor)

Photo Credit: J.D. Willson
April 2014