Marbled salamanders brave the winter

As amphibian life begins to fill Connecticut forests this spring, there is one salamander that has been active all winter: the marbled salamander.

The larvae follow an atypical time cycle as far as most amphibians are concerned. Females lay eggs in the autumn (September/October). The larvae develop under the frozen ice of a vernal pool all winter.

When spring arrives, they are fully developed and will be leaving the water in a few weeks.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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