Species Dive 11: The quintessential Southern Toad

The Southern Toad (Anaxyrus terrestris) is a medium-sized frog species found throughout the southeastern United States, including parts of southern Mississippi. These toads are an important part of the local ecosystem, serving as both predator and prey in various food webs. The southern toad is a terrestrial species, meaning that it spends most of its … Read more

Species Dive 8: The Ornate Chorus Frog rediscovery in Mississippi

On a global scale, human pressures threaten the survival of amphibian species at small and large scales. Frogs in particular have suffered great declines in the tropics. Declines are not quite as prevalent for North American species in the biodiverse coastal plain, but more and more biologists are noticing blips in populations once readily accessible. … Read more