Found 2 in an upland forested stream along hiking trail. Flipped under rocks.
Small salamander found on concrete driveway after heavy rain.
Adults and eggs in headwater stream.
Where the water wasn’t pooled the creek was only about a meter wide. I found 2 streamside sals here, and one rock with two sets of eggs.
I didn’t travel very far, because after a while I was in people’s backyards.
The streamside salamander can be found in upland deciduous forest in regions of rolling topography, mostly in areas with limestone bedrock, a few in noncalcareous regions with sandstone and shale. Adults are usually found underground, under rocks, leaves, logs, etc. It breeds most frequently in first- and second-order streams, and typically deposits eggs singly on the undersides of flat rocks in pools and (less often) runs. Less frequently, it breeds in ponds. Reproducton is most successful...