Fish, Reptiles & Amphibians

 

Fish

Oneida waters have a great variety of fish.  Efforts continue to increase the numbers and varieties for the community to harvest. 
To see which fish can be found here, click Fish of Oneida.

To learn more, please call Jason Spiegel at 920-869-4566

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Amphibians

The Oneida Reservation’s large blocks of diverse wetlands surrounded by natural uplands provide habitats for at least half a dozen amphibian species.  Some species

require dry uplands for most of the year (wood frog, tree
frog), wintering on the ground’s surface and breeding in
unpolluted ponds lacking predatory fish.Some species
(leopard frog, spring peeper, green frog), spend their
winters in the mud associated with wetland ponds or
streams. Long term maintenance of unpolluted wetland
ponds and surrounding upland habitats will be critical to
ensure that amphibian diversity will continue for future
generations to enjoy.

To learn more about what amphibians could be found in
Oneida, please contact Bill Koonz at 920-869-4569.

Guide to Local Amphibians

Oneida's Amphibians

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Green Frog

 

Reptiles

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Baby Turtles

Large numbers of reptile species make their homes in a variety of wetland habitats. Many reptile species are declining throughout their range due to habitat loss, pollution, conflicts with human development and chemical use. At least two turtle species that breed on  the Reservation are on Wisconsin’s threatened list as are several of the snake species that live here. Reptiles are sometimes thought of as 'creepy', but all species contribute to the matrix of life.

Each species lost leads us closer to a breakdown of our natural ecosystems.  Protecting all these species is critical for a healthy system.

To learn more about what reptiles could be found in Oneida, please contact Bill Koonz at 920-869-4569.  

Guide to Local Reptiles

Oneida's Reptiles