Monday, March 10, 2014

arboreal salamander ~ 03/10/14 ~ Midpen Preserve

I should note that we did not happen across this arboreal salamander resting on top of the log as pictured. I think Ken found it under some bark, but that makes it difficult to photograph. Normally, I don't go actively hunting for herps, but I'm also not documenting spp. for a preserve. This individual is not as spotty as the one-eyed arboreal salamander Andy found near home 4 years ago. I can't believe how gushy I was with my first find.  I think I appreciate the random encounters a little more, but this was definitely eye-opening as to how much is hidden just out of sight.


Imperfect and Tense said...

Dude, compared to those other salamanders, this guy has been working out!

Jeannette said...

Your hunt for the wild sallies and newts takes you on some lovely walks...isn't it amazing how focusing on a seemingly small aspect of life is really a door to so much information, mystery and enjoyment. Happy to you.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Ya, Graeme, this ain't no slender salamander.

Thanks, Jeannette. It was a good experience meeting up with fellow nature bloggers to peek behind-the-blog, so to speak.