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Redback Salamanders: one normal, one funky

I came across these two Redback Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) while digging a shallow trench in a forest in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. They were about 10 cm (~ 4 inches) underground, together in a small cavity. Redback Salamanders are incredibly abundant … Continue reading

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American toad breeding season seen through four videos

Here are four videos of American Toads during the breeding season. The videos show calling males, interaction with spring peepers, fighting over mates, and amplexus. Continue reading

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Photo of unisexual Ambystoma vs. smallmouth salamander

A photo showing a unisexual Ambystoma next to a pure smallmouth salamander. Continue reading

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Newt photobombs spring peepers in amplexus

A newt popped its head up to the surface of the water just as I took this photo of a pair of mating spring peepers. Continue reading

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Anticipating the first frogs of spring

Some images and video of the first frogs to emerge in the spring: chorus frogs, spring peepers, and wood frogs. Continue reading

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