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Spotted Salamander and Eastern Newt

Posted on Jul 20, 2014

Here are a couple of friends we met and Sean photographed during the BioBlitz yesterday – a Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) and an Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens). These neighbors could very well be in your backyard right now if you’re in the Eastern U.S. As Sean noted the rain may not have helped our overall total of life (bleh for bugs and birds!) but it did provide assistance for finding amphibians.

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)