Sunday, March 28, 2010

On Saturday (March 27th) I went on a little walk in Morris Park up in the corner of West Philly with my friend Tevin. It was sunny but cool (high 40s), a fine afternoon for a walk and a good time for the red back salamanders (Plethodon cinereus).

Under one small log we found seven of them in both colors (lead back and red back), a couple fat with eggs still to be laid, and even a couple itty bitty babies.

Here are the seven:

The babies:

Here are some shots of the grown ups. Note the little bumps, cirrae, under the upper lip of this guy:
Here's a lead back:
And here's a red back:

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