• Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  • Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
  • Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta)
  • Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
  • Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Snakes and Lizards

More information on different species of snakes and lizards in the Arboretum!


To listen to the mating calls of the frogs, click this link to a page by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Note that this page does not distinguish Cope’s Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) and Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor). Check this page on naturenorth.com to listen to the different calls of the two species.