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.
The long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum, Baird 1849) is a mole salamander in the family Ambystomatidae. This species, typically 4.1-8.9 cm (1 3/5-3 1/2 in) long when mature, is characterized by its mottled black, brown and yellow pigmentation, and its long appendages. Analysis of fossil records, genetics, and biogeography suggest that the species originated about 81 million years ago in eastern North America.