Herpetologist Patrick Terry
Keeping an eye on our salamanders, snakes and toads.
"The mushroom hunters have been here!" Patrick Terry exclaims as we enter the infrequently visited Leslie Woods Nature Area off Plymouth Rd. The city's herpetologist points to the clues: crushed grass and snapped twigs. Wild mushrooms (which you're not supposed to pick in city parks or preserves) don't make Terry's eyes light up. But the four-inch, red-backed
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