Found a bunch of these metamorphs under logs right next to the lake. Garter snakes and water bugs definitely present, not to mention dry weather. Tough life for these guys.
These are 2 adult western long-toed salamanders found in a restored wetland area adjacent to the University of Washington campus.
found under a board of wood in a grassy area
Found this guy in UBNA hiding under a board in the tall grass.
Found in culvert drainage near University of BC. Verify ID with pictures. Elevation 103m. 6-8 cm length.
Lifer for me!
Found 8 adults and sub-adults plus several egg masses.
Found this dead salamander near the boardwalk trail at Nisqually- I think it is a Long-toed Salamander, but I'm not certain.
See Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (April 1, 2012) journal entry.
7 individuals were found under woody debris in a cleared out gravel pit within a 2nd generation pine forest.
Sex of individuals indeterminate but no obviously gravid females present.
All were approximately 5cm in total length; I suspect they were all juvenilles.
It was noted that there were no permanent water bodies in the area, but there had been heavy rain for the previous 6 days.
8 adult salamanders observed breeding in a large roadside ditch filled with rainwater.
Egg masses were observed as well (not pictured).
A classmate of mine found a dead long-toed salamander off of a trail at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. However the poor fella was murdered by nature, and seemed to have been dead for perhaps a few days, and was also missing part of its front right leg. RIP
15-20 A. macrodactylum egg masses found in a large puddle that had formed from snowmelt in the middle of a trail.
No adults found in area.
Puddle was about 25-30 cm deep and about 6x2m in area.
Found 2 gravid females at night (1am) in water-filled tire rut (appox. 8 cm deep)
Next day (May 4, 2011) found two egg clutches in the water, each with approximately 40-50 eggs
Individuals were both under a small piece of wood next to puddle.
*Note* Several larger, deeper water bodies were also in the area but apparently were not utilized for breeding
Found 12 adults around periphery of man-made pond; all found under woody debris.
About 100m down road from pond, found 5 more individuals, including 3 gravid females, near small puddle next to road.
- these individuals were then transported and released near pond.
8 gravid females found underneth large pieces of woody debris
2 egg clutches found in a roadside puddle approximately 8 cm deep
Found several egg masses in wetlands.
Two adults in pond