July 6th OOTD: Northern Two-lined Salamander!

Hello Merck Forest and Farmland Center iNatters! We hope you enjoyed your 4th of July weekend and are looking forward to the next BioBlitz 2021 Observation of the Day!

Today’s OOTD is a member of one of the six species of salamanders (order: Caudata) that has been documented at Merck Forest: the Northern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata)! These amphibians are hatched in slowly moving water, usually calm pools in streams, and develop into terrestrial adults1. This observation was taken near Birch Pond, an area rich in amphibians on the property, but one that has few observations of them! Check out this link to see all the amphibian observations near Birch Pond on iNaturalist.

Join us on Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th to help us document salamanders, other amphibians, and any wildlife you can find at Merck Forest!

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Photograph: © Nathaniel Sharp - some rights reserved - (CC BY-NC)

1University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Animal Diversity Web
Lähettänyt maxmiley maxmiley, 6. heinäkuuta 2021 17:56


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