Yellow Spotted Salamander – 4/13/19
Observer: Richard Kramer
Observation Date: 4/13/19
Observation Time: midnight
Observation Location: Moose Hill Street near Kendall Estate
Common Name: Yellow Spotted Salamander
Scientific Name: Ambystoma maculatum
Comments: To see a variety of frog and salamander species on the first rainy night after the snow melts in late March or early April, take an umbrella and a flashlight, and walk down Moose Hill Street near TTOR’s Moose Hill Farm . That’s when mole salamanders migrate from their burrows to nearby wetlands to spawn.
It’s best not to handle salamanders because the salts and oils on your skin don’t do amphibians any good.
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