Young Macs are Toadally Awesome!

May 1, 2012

On a cold, Friday evening in late March, the Young Macs ventured outside in search of amphibians.

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Due to the rather interesting weather we had experienced in March, we decided to go ahead and have an earlier Amphibian Walk than normal.  We did find a Blue-Spotted Salamander egg mass and some really neat insects.

The week before had large numbers of Chorus frogs and Spring Peepers calling, so we hoped a similar show would be there to greet us.  Unfortunately, the cold weather kept our frog friends quiet, and we continued on to our second location in search of “sallys”.  After a little searching, we were able to see a few Spotted Salamanders with their bright yellow spots, as well as a couple Blue-Spotted Salamanders, whose spots look brighter when a flashlight is shone upon them.  A small group was also able to see an Eastern Newt later on in the evening.

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This outing was very exciting, not only for the “sallys” we found, but because it had a large number of new Young Macs joining us!  We always welcome newcomers to our outings, and we hope you enjoyed the experience you had.  We were also excited to see a number of adults from the Club join us in this experience.