Spotted Salamander Migration Will Start Early This Year

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The pictures above were taken wednesday 2/22 out at Steiner Pond.  As you can see, the ice is almost gone. I was out last night and there was no activity (or rain).  I expect that we will see migrations start in February this year, but no promises. Together with the help of one of my new grad students (Scott Thomas), we have repaired the fence from the minor damage done this winter (two trees came down across the fence this year, but frost heaves were minimal).

Keep checking this blog for updates for our public walks.  Also, it is a blog so i welcome your comments and questions….go ahead and post when you have a free moment.

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3 Responses to Spotted Salamander Migration Will Start Early This Year

  1. Carl Hastrich says:

    Looks like a lovely place for a swim and reading a book in the sun. Or catching lizards. That’s good too…

  2. scelop says:

    The only sunbathers out here are turtles and water snakes, and alas, no lizards because it is too cold and wet in northeast Ohio.

  3. deano3 says:

    Peter’s Pond looks just as I remember it – looking forward to a few walks this spring. Did the big huge rotting tree on the east side finally fall???

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