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Last Nights Salamanders

Spotted Salamander
You need to be fast for the perfect Salamander photo!

By 8pm the migration had not started yet . . . . . but our sprinkles were quickly turning into heavier drops!! We investigated the Vernal Pools again by 10:30pm and were welcomed by a few amphibians just starting their migration! The migration of the Spotted Salamanders only happen a few nights a year when we receive the first warm rain of the season. I am busy with my time right now but promise my next post will include the full details on our amazing night!!   Here are just a few teaser photos for everyone!

Wood Frog
Wood Frog sitting on my finger!

Spring Peeper
Spring Peeper


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15 responses

  1. Such beautiful creatures! Can’t wait to see and read more photos and stories about them.

    19 March 2009 at 11:23 pm

  2. The colors of the salamander are so neat! I just thought they would be slow moving but they are fast? I can’t wait for the rest of your photos and your story of the evening.

    19 March 2009 at 11:23 pm

  3. Lisa at Greenbow

    I have never seen a salamander. I would love to. I am not sure where to find a vernal pool. Hmmmmm. I hear spring peepers, chorus and wood frogs often. I rarely see them and not this good. Love seeing your photos. I hear the frogs when i see your photos.

    20 March 2009 at 6:41 am

  4. So cool and thanks for the peeper pic. I hav never seen one before.

    20 March 2009 at 7:21 am

  5. May I have your email address because I have a bird picture for your BirdQuiz Website.

    20 March 2009 at 8:44 am

  6. I just sigh happily when I see these herp posts. I love them! Too early here yet

    20 March 2009 at 9:33 am

  7. Great post. The salamander looks like a giant with nothing for size comparison. Love the frog.

    20 March 2009 at 10:15 am

  8. I wonder if it’s too early here? I’m several hours NE of you. We have a little vernal brook that runs through our property. Maybe it’s worth checking? We do hear spring peepers nearby, but they’re further down the street on my neighbor’s property.

    20 March 2009 at 10:16 am

  9. Ah, and we do not hear them *yet this year*. I just realized my wording was poor.

    20 March 2009 at 10:16 am

  10. Nice photograph. I like these little guys but seldom see them.

    20 March 2009 at 1:19 pm

  11. I love the frog shots. I saw a salamander scurry across the road the other night when I was driving home the other night. I guess when it’s raining, you have to watch for frogs and salamanders in the road.

    20 March 2009 at 1:22 pm

  12. I’m glad to see the little wood frog – I’ve never seen them…only heard them. Cool shot.
    My son once brought some spring peepers in the house at night and put them in an old aquarium (just to flip me out) OH MY!!! The were so LOUD it was deafening…that lasted all of 2 minutes before I DID indeed, FLIP MY LID 😉

    20 March 2009 at 4:37 pm

  13. Sarah

    We had a pet spotted salamander for years and years. He loved chicken nuggets from McDonalds. However, we never named him.

    20 March 2009 at 10:00 pm

  14. your second shot Tom; amazing. Beautiful.

    21 March 2009 at 12:20 am

  15. Grace

    I love that pic of the Spring Peeper.

    25 March 2009 at 10:36 pm

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