The most abundant salamander this day. Literally one under every log. Learned the protruding lip on some connotes the male.
Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis, Southern Section of Lost Coast Trail, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, California
Under a granite rock beneath a mature California Buckeye.
My uncle found this ensatina in his backyard hot tub at night.
with eggs and young
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.