Date: 3/27/18 12:05 pm
From: Edwin Sanchez <chainking...>
Subject: [birders] OT: “Amblin’ Ambystomas” (Salamanders, that is)
Sorry if this is a double post. My first attempt bounced back for reasons unknown.

Eddie

> On Mar 27, 2018, at 2:16 PM, Edwin Sanchez <chainking...> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> It appears that the annual event whereupon we all meet in a dark rainy wood is about to happen.
>
> Yes, I am talking about the breeding migration of salamanders that occurs at this time of year but only at night.
>
> Special arrangements have been made to keep Hudson Mills Metropark open until 10 PM TONIGHT only.
>
> Bring good boots, a rain jacket, and a flashlight to witness one of nature’s hidden gems. Meet at Oak Meadows Picnic Area lot at 7:45 p.m.
>
> Please also bring $5 (cash only) to defray the costs of extending park security.
>
> It is common to see many salamanders in the ponds or crossing the paths.
>
> The most common species are:
>
> Yellow-spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
> Blue-spotted (A. laterale)
>
> Less common are:
>
> Tiger salamander (A. tigrinium)
>
> And if you are really lucky:
>
> Eastern (midland) Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens)
>
> Of course, Spring peepers, chorus frogs and the occasional garter and watersnakes can be up and about (hunting sals).
>
> Enjoy this special seasonal event!!
>
> Eddie Sanchez

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