Tuesday, April 23, 2013
yellow spotted salamanders
We moved to Price Edward Island from Ontario this past December. The Island is a beautiful place but I found the lack of wildlife very sad. In Ontario, we had black bears, wolves, dear, several kinds of turtles. All in our back yard. Almost every time we went hiking, we saw some wildlife. Here, there are coyotes, and foxes and skunks, that's all. And I haven't actually seen any of them. We do see some Coyote tracks in the forest. But never an actual animal. So imagine my excitement when I came across these little guys while on my hike this morning. A pair of yellow spotted salamanders. Its their breading season right now, and the deep puddles along the path are a perfect place for them to lay their eggs. Here is a great site with lots of info on them. Sorry about the picture quality, but Its hard to photograph threw water, and I didn't want to disturb them. For the next few weeks, I'll be looking in all the shallow still water I come across, to see if I can spot more, and possibly get some clearer pictures.