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Small run last night, no walk tonight

Forty salamanders came to Windhover Pond last night. They started during our walk once it began to rain a bit. I’m going to release them before dark so they can do their thing once the sun sets.

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Salamander walk tonight (Tuesday March 7)

I will do a walk tonight. We will release last night’s catch and see if we can see others on their way in. You can find what/when/where details here.

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Early and busy 2017 salamander season. Stay tuned for updates.

The 2017 salamander season is already well underway in Steiner Woods. This has been the earliest start to the season since the drift fence study began in 1999 (the latest start to the season was just in 2015). So far … Continue reading

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Busy week in Steiner Woods; 160 sallies so far

Turns out that over 100 salamanders moved into Windhover Pond a couple Wednesdays ago when around a dozen people came to see them be released while more┬ásalamanders mosied in. That stretch of rain brought a few nights of migration to … Continue reading

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Salamander walk/release for Thursday March 10

We ended up with a decent amount of rain Wednesday night that wasn’t in the forecast early in the week. Looks like that brought in around 80 salamanders, maybe more. Pretty big for the first action if the year. We’ll … Continue reading

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2016 breeding season starting this week

It looks like spring is here to stay in the Akron area. Forecasts this week are calling for warm temperatures and rain. That’ll bring the salamanders out in Steiner Woods. Keep an eye out for a walk announcement as we … Continue reading

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Good turnout at Windhover Pond… for both people and salamanders

There was a large turnout for the salamander walk on Thursday. Thanks to all who came. 105 salamanders showed up at Windhover Pond that night, highlighted by the longest individual I’ve measured. She’s a little over 8 inches long and … Continue reading

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