Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Salamanders at the Cottage

Sep 08 13

This weekend almost all birds had vacated the area, save for a couple of Hairy Woodpeckers and Blue Jays.

Barbara was moving patio stones, when she uncovered a Red-backed Salamander.  This is a species that we have seen a few time before over the years.  We always get the lead-backed variety.

 
But she later uncovered a Blue-spotted Salamander, a species that we had never seen before. 

 
 

We even made a short video.

video
 

1 comment:

  1. Bonjour Bill,

    I'm a forest scientist from Quebec and I'm interested in the red-backed salamander species, particularly in the % of the black morph in population.
    Can you tell me approximately the total number you found over the years and an approximate location?


    Thanks in advance!

    Jean-David Moore, ing.f., M. Sc.
    Chercheur scientifique
    Forêt Québec
    Direction de la recherche forestière
    2700, rue Einstein, Ste-Foy
    G1P 3W8
    Tél : (418) 643-7994 poste 6529
    Télécopieur : (418) 643-2165
    Courriel Mailto:jean-david.moore@mrnf.gouv.qc.ca
    http://www.mrn.gouv.qc.ca/forets/connaissances/recherche/repertoires/cv/MooreJeanDavid.jsp

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