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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