Found crawling on a friends driveway during a warm spell in January. Drumheller Springs with seasonal ponds is nearby.
Photo does not show the true color of olive yellow stripe on back.
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).