The warm temperature (+5 C) and rain triggered some salamander migration this evening from a hardwood stand, across Mt. Julian – Viamede Road Road, to a known breeding pond (44.5789, -78.1482). At 8:40 pm I counted 28 Blue-spotted and five (yellow-) Spotted Salamanders crossing a 100 m stretch of the road. Some photos here : I heard no frogs.

Location: Mt. Julian (Stony Lake)
Observer: Michael Butler

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.