ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — An invasive species is consuming and competing with native species in western Washington, including salmon.
BOSTON (AP) — Residents of one Massachusetts town are helping some local amphibians get where they need to be this mating season.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama now has an official state vegetable: the sweet potato.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Friday that the governor signed the bill naming the sweet potato as the official state vegetable.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting an official amphibian, a nocturnal, unsightly salamander that’s sometimes known as a snot otter, lasagna lizard or mud devil.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of silence, the rhythmic dee-dee-deeps of frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama.

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning drivers of seasonal frog and salamander migrations.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Ruth is bringing her sex-pertise to the Detroit Zoo.

Not to be confused with famed human sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Dr.
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The National Park Service has been closing a road in Pennsylvania so mating amphibians don’t get squashed by vehicles as they seek out mates.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The cave squeaker is back.

Researchers in Zimbabwe say they have found a rare frog that hasn’t been seen in decades.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student’s request that it be named the state amphibian.