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 […]

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.