Yellow-Spotted Salamanders

sotted salamanders
Yellow-spotted salamander crossing the connector road

Sometimes as early as Late February, but usually the first warm rainy night of March, the yellow-spotted salamanders cross the connector road as they migrate from the CIW woods to the pond to breed. Spermatophors, tiny white masses on submerged leaves and branches can be seen soon after migration. Egg masses appear late March and Early April.