Salamanders of the Appalachians

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During the summer of 2009 a couple of friends and myself set out on a road trip to the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. We went in search of a wide variety of creatures including some of the many salamanders that call this region home.

I was browsing through some of my older photos and found some of the salamanders we saw during our trip. I thought that they would make a cool blog posting and since a picture can speak a thousand words, I will leave it to the photos to show the beauty of these tiny creatures.



Northern Slimy Salamander.



Northern Slimy Salamander.



Northern Slimy Salamander



Red Salamander (faded red colour indicates an older adult).



Red Salamander (faded red colour indicates an older adult).



Close up of the skin of a Red Salamander.



Younger Red Salamander.



Younger Red Salamander.



Two-Lined Salamander.



Two-Lined Salamander.



Redback Salamander.



This might look like a Redback Salamander at first glance;
but it is actually a Valley and Ridge Salamander.



Valley and Ridge Salamander.



Valley and Ridge Salamander.



What's a trip to the Appalachians without seeing a Timber Rattlesnake or two?
These two were basking on some rocks when we found them and it was
obvious that they were in shed.



We saw both black and yellow colour phases of Timber Rattlesnake.

If your interested in seeing some of the salamanders and frogs of Ontario why not join us for our Amphibian Identification Field Trip. Visit our website for more details www.naturatoursinc.com.

Good herping!

~ Kristen Martyn

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1 comments

  1. Before moving to South Florida, I lived outside of Philly and saw plenty of these little guys. Great photos!

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