|This Spotted Salamander was observed on February 2, 2012 near |
No Mans Land Swamp on Stoddard Rd. (a.k.a. Morris Hill Rd.), Morris, CT
by David and Gabby Peters. An early date for observing these guys, indeed!
Geez it's warm outside! Our winter has been a mild one so far with little snow and mild winter temperatures. It looks more like the land of eternal spring rather than the winter of discontent! Our first harbinger of spring was a Spotted Salamander observed by one of White Memorial's neighbors on February 2, 2012. Rather early for these guys, but so far it is the only report. We are not observing anything that suggests migratory movements back to their breeding habitats, yet. This guy suggests that we probably need to finish our Winter Track Monitoring and getting ready for the Vernal Pool Monitoring program. Stay tuned for further details about the next training date!