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Nature Haikus – Salamanders

Spotted Salamander in the Water
Spotted Salamander

By Young Naturalist C, Young Naturalist E and Adele

Salamanders
Slick salamanders
Roaming in the wet, wild woods
Looking for their love

Spotted Salamander


Of course the big salamander night happens when I am on the road to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge for the weekend. Most everyone back home went out and enjoyed the salamanders without me . . . . . I so wish I was there . . . . OK, at least I am at Chincoteague for the weekend!  CHEERS!!!  The girls sent me a text message with this Nature Haikus that they made up this evening.  I loved it so much that I couldn’t resist blogging it with a few older photos that I took!


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14 responses

  1. NatureShutterbug

    Great photos. Very neat haiku.

    27 March 2009 at 1:36 am

  2. Love the photos and great haiku

    27 March 2009 at 5:08 am

  3. Wow, I didn’t realize they are a host for so many other creatures. Wonderful haiku!

    27 March 2009 at 6:44 am

  4. Incredible photos, wonderful poetry. Thanks!

    27 March 2009 at 6:52 am

  5. Lisa at Greenbow

    My gosh, all of those sallies. What wonderful pictures. The haiku goes perfectly with the pictures.

    27 March 2009 at 7:17 am

  6. Your students are very bright young people. Great post!

    27 March 2009 at 8:14 am

  7. Nice haiku and photo. Hope to see some photos from Chincoteague!

    27 March 2009 at 10:51 am

  8. Ah, so you got them yesterday too? I spotted a few yellow spotted salamanders and red efts, but nothing to the extent that you saw.

    27 March 2009 at 2:46 pm

  9. The photos are incredible. Have a great time at the refuge!

    27 March 2009 at 5:03 pm

  10. Wow that is such a nice micro capture, can see so much detail. Anna :)

    27 March 2009 at 5:19 pm

  11. @ Natureshutterbug – thanks
    @ Kallen – the girls did great on this, thanks
    @ Jayne – like the leach on it . . I love that photo because of it!
    @ Threecollie – thanks and the girls love the Haiku’s!
    @ Lisa – thanks and it helps with an inventory of pictures!
    @ Ruth – not all my students, their mother does most of the nature teaching with them!
    @ Joan – those photos are up . . well some of them!
    @ Scienceguy – glad you got out! Great times I heard!
    @ Linda – Thanks and having a blast here!
    @ Anna – thanks and up close is the only way to enjoy all the creatures I photograph!

    27 March 2009 at 11:06 pm

  12. Grace

    I found newts and frogs, no spotteds, but it was still daylight when I was looking.

    27 March 2009 at 11:27 pm

  13. Nice haiku! That top photo looks more like an entire ecosystem than a “mere” salamander!

    28 March 2009 at 1:28 am

  14. I always love your guest haikus, and those photos are wonderful!

    28 March 2009 at 10:56 am

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