Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Red-backed Salamander: Denizen of the Detritus

Although the high of 46 degrees here in Philadelphia says otherwise, it really is finally spring! The migratory birds are returning, flowers are blooming, and although 46 degrees may not exactly be a heat wave, at least it's not snowing (sorry to rub it in, Mom). Another sign of spring here in the Northeast is the return of the red-backed salamander.

These tiny amphibians can be found all over Briar Bush Nature Center, where I filmed a video edition of today's blog for your edutainment!
(My apologies on the audio...I had a cold and could not stop sniffling!)

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