My primary interest in wildlife is an interest in herpetofauna, naturally my observations generally will reflect this.
I volunteer with a number of environmental organizations and this allows me to gather records of various species which can feed in to projects such as this.

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Amphibians - Photo (c) Matthew Niemi, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND) CC
Amphibians Info
Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia (Greek ἀμφí, amphi, "both" + βíος, bios, "life"). They inhabit a wide variety of habitats with most species living within terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal or freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Amphibians typically start out as larva living in water, but some species have developed behavioural adaptations to bypass this. The young generally undergo metamorphosis from larva with gills to an adult air-breathing form with lungs. Amphibians use their skin as... (From Wikipedia)
Reptiles - Photo (c) Keven Law, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA) CC
Reptiles Info
Reptiles, the class Reptilia, are an evolutionary grade of animals, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, lizards, and tuatara, as well as many extinct groups. A reptile is any amniote (a tetrapod whose egg has an additional membrane, originally to allow them to lay eggs on land) that is neither a mammal nor a bird. Unlike mammals, birds, and certain extinct reptiles, living reptiles have scales or scutes (rather than fur or feathers) and are cold-blooded. Advocates... (From Wikipedia)
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