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Posts Tagged "Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles"

Salamander Eggs

Posted on Apr 29, 2014

Salamander Eggs

Last week we took our Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles students out into the field to see if we could find some active local amphibians. As we meandered from RTPI over to the 100 acre lot at JCC, we came across a very productive vernal pool with several spotted salamander egg masses that looked to be at least a few days old. It won’t be long before they begin to hatch, and with the rains soon to come it will keep the water levels up in the pools, giving the tadpoles a chance to develop and move out. On our walk, students came across a number of Red backed salamanders (Plethodon...

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