Yellow-spotted Salamander – 11/27/05

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 11/27/05

Observation Time: 9:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Street near Kendall Estate

Common Name: Yellow Spotted Salamander

Scientific Name: Ambystoma maculatum

Comments: It’s best not to handle salamanders because the salts and oils on your skin don’t do amphibians any good (mea culpa!). To see a variety of frog and salamander species, walk down Moose Hill Street on the first rainy night after the snow melts in late March. That’s when mole salamanders migrate from their their burrows to nearby wetlands to spawn.

More Information: animaldiversity.org

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