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Share your observations of plants or non-game animals with the Natural Heritage Inventory

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Contact information
For more information, contact:
Rori Paloski

Herps of Wisconsin Amphibians and reptiles

Wisconsin is home to 19 species of amphibians (frogs and salamanders) and 37 reptiles (snakes, turtles and lizards). Of these, seven are listed as endangered, one is threatened and 21 are listed as special concern. Additionally, the eastern massasauga is a candidate for federal listing. For detailed information on the rare amphibian and reptile species in the state, including photos and life history information, please see Wisconsin's rare animals.

For specific herp regulations, please visit our herp regulations page for information.

Species accounts

More information on each group and individual species is available in our Herps of Wisconsin guidebooks.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions from the very general to specifics on the groups listed below.

Get involved and help herps

There are many ways to get involved, including surveying, monitoring and protecting turtle nests. Visit the DNR's Help Herps web page for more information.

Herp regulations

The herp regulations page has moved. Please visit the new herp regulations page for details.

Last revised: Tuesday, December 22, 2020