RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife is pleased to announce the publication of Amphibians of Rhode Island, available in hard copy with funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grants Program. All revenue generated by the sale of this book will be directed towards wildlife conservation via the Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Amphibians of Rhode Island provides meticulous accounts of the state’s 18 native frogs, toads, and salamanders and their respective habitats accompanied by beautiful photographs depicting multiple life stages. Far more than a field guide, author Chris Raithel’s book also combines an exhaustive search of the historical record and four decades of intense personal study to provide comprehensive information on the state-wide distribution, demography, seasonal movement, reproduction and development, research needs, and conservation status of each species. An additional chapter is devoted entirely to conservation, detailing overarching threats as well as the actions we can and must take if we are to safeguard the amazing creatures detailed within the book’s pages.
Christopher Raithel was hired as the staff zoologist at the outset of the Rhode Island Natural Heritage Program in 1979 and became the nongame and endangered species biologist for the Division of Fish and Wildlife until his retirement in 2018. One of those increasingly rare naturalists who has come to know his subjects and their world in great depth, Chris’s enormous compassion for them shines through in the less technical sections of his writing.
The mission of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island is to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitat through conservation, education and advocacy for the benefit of people and all living things. Each time you make a purchase in the Nature Shop, 100% of the profits go directly to our mission of connecting people with nature.
The Nature Shop is located at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, Rhode Island. The Nature Center and Aquarium is a natural history museum offering interactive exhibits that explore local habitats and wildlife found in the Ocean State. Visitors discover creatures that live in a tide pool, observe marine life from Narragansett Bay, visit with Red-tailed Hawks, and peek inside a 33-foot life size model of a North Atlantic Right Whale.
Situated on the 28-acre Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, easy walking trails start in upland meadows and wind to a ¼ mile boardwalk through fresh and saltwater marshes to a majestic view of Narragansett Bay. Located along the East Bay Bike Path, the trails allow bikers and walkers access to the refuge's natural beauty.
Guided walks, birding classes, lectures and family programs are offered throughout the year. The facility and trails are handicapped accessible.
1401 Hope St. Bristol, RI 02809
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