Big night salamander migration!
Accidentally tipped a rock over while attaching a game camera to a tree and discovered this critter
Observed at certified vernal pool #7510
Spotted salamanders were migrating across a road that bissects wet forest, on a wet early-spring night.
Egg mass of Ambystoma maculatum, Spotted salamander, with well developed embryos and heavy algal growth in individual eggs.
Dance of the salamanders. Mating ritual.
In same area as spring peeper
The spotted salamander or yellow-spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) is a mole salamander common in the eastern United States and Canada. The spotted salamander is the state amphibian of South Carolina. This salamander ranges from Nova Scotia, to Lake Superior, to southern Georgia and Texas. Its embryos have been found to have symbiotic algae living inside them.