The most abundant salamander this day. Literally one under every log. Learned the protruding lip on some connotes the male.
Under a granite rock beneath a mature California Buckeye.
Observed with Sullivanribbit.
One of two individuals.
Flanked by two ariolimax sp.
I'd never seen it in the Presidio!
Biggest one I've ever seen as well.
Brooding adult female with 6 eggs, under log in moist earth.
Ensatina eschscholtzii (commonly known by its genus name, Ensatina) is a complex of plethodontid (lungless) salamanders found in coniferous forests, oak woodland and chaparral from British Columbia, through Washington, Oregon, across California (where all seven subspecies variations are located), all the way down to Baja California in Mexico.