Red-backed Salamander – 4/13/19
Observer: Richard Kramer
Observation Date: 4/13/19
Observation TIme: midnight
Observation Location: Moose Hill Street near TTOR’s Moose Hill Farm
Common Name: Red-backed Salamander
Scientific Name: Plethodon cinereus
Comments: This photo was taken on “Big Night” – the first rainy night after the snow has melted in spring when a variety of woodland amphibians migrate from uplands down to nearby wetlands to spawn. To witness this amazing phenomenon, all you need is an umbrella and a flashlight. Walk carefully to avoid stepping on a frog or a salamander.
Red-backed salamanders can also be found by turning over rotting logs in the woods.
More Information: Wikipedia