salamander season was pretty slim due to a very dry fall. When we did finally
get some evening rains this autumn I ended up missing the migrations to breeding ponds due to other engagements. I did manage to roll a few things under logs including one lifer.
Newt was netted in St Charles Co. (first attempt at aquarium photography)
first Spotted Salamander of the season; found under a rotting log not far from a vernal pool.
Ryan Thies and I uncovered this Spotted Salamander in St Charles
I would have
missed this one if Ryan hadn't spotted it before I put the log back in place. St Genevieve Co.
Slimy Salamander is one of the more common species encountered when rolling logs in Missouri.
up of the same slimy
are another common salamander where they are found. This one is from St
this time from St Francois Co.
a close up of that same Red-back.