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Hastings has eleven species of Amphbians. For more information on each, the links will bring you to the appropriate part of AmbphiaWeb, an amazing resource on the web that presents authoritative, accurate and timely information on our amphibians. Amphibians have suffered enormous losses acros continents. Their need to exchange oxygen through their skin makes them particularly sensitive to environmental contaminants and new, exotic disease organisms.
Hastings is home to 19 species of Reptiles. Hastings has had over 500 people working over the last 60 years outdoors all day and no one has been bitten by rattlesnakes. Burrow systems of the California ground squirrel are important habitat for many reptiles (and amphibians). As our native ants are displaced by the exotic, non-native Argentine Ant, our coast horned lizards are becoing rarer.(For Information on each species, copy the scientific name into the NatureServe search page) Some other links are provided below.