Amphibians of Mount Auburn

Mount Auburn has become a living laboratory for scientists pursuing the study of biodiversity.

Ultimately, the task of preserving the Earth’s current biodiversity will depend most on the degree to which people value that diversity.

-Joe Martinez, consulting herpetologist

Under the direction of herpetologist Joe Martinez, Mount Auburn has worked over the past decade to reintroduce native aquatic amphibians missing from the Cemetery.  We have successfully reintroduced breeding populations of four native amphibians at Mount Auburn – American toad, Spring peeper, Gray treefrog and Eastern red-backed salamander.  Existing Amphibian populations include Spotted Salamander, Green Frogs and American Bullfrog.