Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Here are some photos from the September 4th trip to Blue Marsh Lake.

First, here's a shot of Jen in the streambed at a small waterfall.

Here are two pictures of a big, relatively darkly spotted longtail salamander (Eurycea longicaudia longicaudia). We only found these at the mouth of the stream.

Here is a smaller longtail. Most I have caught look more like this one, with brighter yellow and less spotting.

Here is a two lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata). We found these from the base of the stream as far up as we looked.

Here is a tiny (1/2 inch) northern dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus). It was so tiny and delicate I hated to handle it even to take a picture, but you can see how beautiful it is.

Here are a couple adult northern duskies Jen found under a rock together.

Here is the pickerel frog that caused so much excitement. The first picture is of the frog in the stream bed, and the second is of the frog in the container - we were trying to snap the picture before it could jump out.

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