Tonight, my mom, my dad, and I went to look for salamanders on Camp Line and Birch View roads and we came back with spectacular results. Our total was around 70-80 individuals. There were about 25 spotted salamanders, around 55 blue spotted, and one sadly roadkill eastern newt. The highest concentration was on Birch View road. Camp Line road only had 10 blue spotted salamanders. There were many peepers and leopard frogs. I did get to help about 20 blue spotted salamanders cross the road. There were many peepers and leopard frogs as well. Frog numbers totalled about 10-15 spring peepers, 1 wood frog, l0 leopard frogs, and about 5 green frogs.

Location: Birch View Road and Camp Line on east side of Clear Lake
Observer: Luke Berg

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.