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...