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.
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