This post comes to you from Scott Thomas, a grad student in Peter’s lab. I’ll be joining him in keeping the blog up-to-date on the goings-on for the salamanders and other critters around the pond.
Believe it or not, Spring is finally on its way, and it will bring the spotted salamander breeding season along with it. Given that this winter has been much less mild than the previous few, if will be interesting to see how this year’s breeding numbers pan out.
As you can see, Windhover Pond froze solid this year, but rising temperatures and melting snow will soon take care of that. Be on the lookout for salamander walk updates as the weather breaks and Steiner Woods thaws out in the next few weeks!