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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 salamanders 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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The amphibians are starting to move

With the warm weather yesterday I went out to some amphibian breeding ponds to see if anything was moving. Most were either still frozen or had nothing going on except a single spring peeper calling somewhere near the heron rookery off West … Continue reading

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Spotted salamander breeding season is slowly but surely coming

It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter, but it seems to finally be leaving us. That means spotted salamanders and other amphibians will be out soon for their annual vernal aquatic nuptial extravaganza. I spent some time out last night … Continue reading

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Some fruits of the breeding efforts of Windhover Pond spotted salamanders

I’ve started to see freshly metamorphosed spotted salamanders at Windhover Pond, so all the trouble the adults went through in the spring (from the frigid temperatures to being harrassed by us on the way in) was apparently worth it. Here’s … Continue reading

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