Red-backed Salamander – 4/13/19

Observer: Richard Kramer

Observation Date: 4/13/19

Observation TIme: midnight

Observation Location: Moose Hill Street near TTOR’s Moose Hill Farm

Common Name: Red-backed Salamander

Scientific Name: Plethodon cinereus

Comments: This photo was taken on “Big Night” – the first rainy night after the snow has melted in spring when a variety of woodland amphibians migrate from uplands down to nearby wetlands to spawn. To witness this amazing phenomenon, all you need is an umbrella and a flashlight. Walk carefully to avoid stepping on a frog or a salamander.

Red-backed salamanders can also be found by turning over rotting logs in the woods.

More Information: Wikipedia