Red eft – 4/2/05

Observer: Paul Lauenstein Observation Date: 4/2/05 Observation TIme: 10:00 p.m. Observation Location: crossing Moose Hill St. (near TTOR) Common Name: Red eft (juvenile terrestrial form of eastern newt) Scientific Name: Notophthalmus viridescens Comments: The eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common newt of eastern North America. It frequents small lakes, ponds, and streams or nearby wet forests. The eastern newt produces tetrodotoxin, which makes the species unpalatable […]

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Yellow-spotted Salamander – 4/2/05

Observer: Paul Lauenstein Observation Date: 4/2/05 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 […]

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