Weekly Notes – April 28, 2013

Cowslips, Hummingbirds, salamanders and snakes all make an appearance. New categories are added offering Volunteer & Events and a discussion on Public Policy in this weeks Maine Nature News.

Quoddy Nature Notes April Amphibians

April is amphibian month, wood frogs, spotted salamanders and more are found on an evening explore in the Quoddy Region.

Quoddy Nature News – April Amphibians

Amphibians, especially spawning amphibians, usually like things a little damp, but we had mostly non-amphibian weather in the Quoddy region during the first half of April. March was warm and pretty dry, and some pools had disappeared before spawning season had begun with earnest. There is a combination of factors that precipitate spawning in early […]

Amphibian ID

When Kevin went to clean out and refill the dog water bucket (a metal container holding about 10 gallons, but which was practically empty) on Tuesday afternoon Oct 26, he found this little amphibian there… it was pretty chilly — the high was only in the low 60s and lows had been regularly in the […]

Salamander ID Please

While playing in the back yard my boys and nephews found this unusual salamander. We think it is a Jefferson Salamander and wanted your opinion. The salamander was found under a rotten log by a small stream in Warren, Maine. Thank for any information.  LV If you can identify this salamander please email your information […]

Amphibian Walk – Calais Area

Our amphibian walks found a lot of amphibians just waiting to be discovered. We took a little time from this spotted salamander’s busy schedule and checked him out for a few minutes, then returned him to his business.

Quoddy Nature Notes

by Fred Gralenski Many years ago when I was a young student I was supposed to read that “April is the cruelest month” by some famous writer or something.  I don’t remember that it had to do about nature, so I guess I didn’t pay much attention.  Now that I’m an old geezer, I think […]