2012 Salamander Report

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2012 Salamander Report

December 28, 2012

Dr Matthew Schertz shares the 2012 Salamander Report.

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In addition to the expansion of wetland habitat up Whaley Draw, we augmented two other salamander sites during 2012.

Corral Habitat Expansion

Large Long-­‐toed Salamander

Pictures of 4”salamander at Toad Pond.

I discovered two new breeding habitats in 2012.

Augmenting the Microenvironment Garden:

Dave’s crew expanded the salamander habitat further by digging a 6ft diameter hole and a trench that extended to the fence line.Dave’s crew planted aspens and anchored dead limbs and trunks in the soil, creating a riparian habitat which will support a wide array of small animals.