I was screening for #chytrid today for the Wildlife Research & Monitoring Section of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.
Including two of the rarest species to occur in Canada! From September 22-25 I headed out to collect observational records & data on salamanders in several areas. This includes the Thousand Islands Region along the edge of Southern, Ontario and
A very beautiful aberrant Plethodon cinereus I saw today. Amazing!!!
The damp weather brought out several salamander species today! These were tallied at one of my research sites.
On the last day of July 2016, I headed up to an area north-East of Bon Echo Provincial Park to collect observational records of salamanders. The areas I were exploring were privately owned lands that I have been given permission
It has been several months since my last blog. In that time I have been very busy doing outreach education events to promote salamander conservation and stewardship. Along side these efforts, I have been spending a great amount of time
In May 2016, I embarked on a 7 hour road trip to extreme Southern, Ontario. Here I would catch a ferry to the center of Lake Erie so I could reach Pelee Island. This is the largest of the Erie
The southern Appalachian mountains region in Tennessee is considered the salamander capital of the world. This is due to the great species diversity that is present in this area. The region is also a major center of evolutionary diversification for
During the early Spring, rains and snowmelt create temporary flooded pools on the forest and woodland floors. These are known as vernal or ephemeral pools. As these bodies of water are created new each spring, they lack fish and other