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2013 breeding season is almost here ….that time of year, I guess. The weather looks quite promising for Sunday night, but we will be out at several locations helping one of my students so there will be no walk scheduled. … Continue reading
5 salamanders this morning. It will probably stay like that for another week or two…a few stragglers every time it rains. So we are done with spotted salamanders walks. I will host one gray treefrog walk if there is enough … Continue reading
No spotted salamanders for the last few days. They may be done. I cannot do a walk tonight, but it might rain late, and if any sallies come in, I will do a walk tomorrow night (another reasonable chance of … Continue reading
Just some quick pictures of various spider webs. Also, we had about a dozen spotted salamanders come in last night, even though we had extended periods of heavy rain. They may be winding down, believe it or not. I will … Continue reading
Three species I saw today that usually don’t emerge until well into april! Also, 25 salamanders migrated to the pond last night. Did it even rain? Most of them were huge females stocked with eggs.
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One day after that wood frog breeding chorus began, they are mostly gone. All that is left behind are a large number of egg masses, which you can see in the images above. The one image that shows two small … Continue reading
Wood frogs in windhover bog. This is the second or third night of breeding. Wood frogs are explosive breeders which means they are finished with their mating season within about 1 week. We do not see them in the bog … Continue reading
We had 118 salamanders come in last night. We just finished processing them and i will be releasing them tonight at 9PM. If you want to see, meet me in the parking lot used for our salamander walks.