Leland Pierce

Leland Pierce
Leland Pierce is the herpetologist for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. He is entering his 14th year with the department, first as the GIS coordinator and then as a recovery coordinator before taking his current position. Pierce has been involved in the conservation of amphibians and reptiles, particularly in New Mexico, for nearly 30 years. Contact: (505) 476-8094 or email leland. pierce@state.nm.us.

April, 2017

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    Citizens in conservation

    Aptly named, the eastern barking frog sounds like a domestic dog when bellowing for a mate. Unlike any other amphibian in New Mexico, eastern barking frogs do not have a tadpole stage. Instead, they metamorphose within the egg, so there is no aquatic stage in the life cycle. Photo by James Stewart, New Mexico Wildlife magazine Spring 2017 Vol60, Num1, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

    Opportunity for citizens to aid in conservation In some areas of New Mexico, the anxious sound of a dog might just be … a frog. The two share a common trait: They both bark. The word is even in its common name, the eastern barking frog. Found in the Chihuahuan …