It's amphibian season at Ijams. Late last month I hosted three classes of EdVenture@Ijams for homeschool students and their parent/teachers.
One student named Jacob, who can catch anything, caught the biggest amphibians we found all month, a pair of spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum).
These large amphibians are black with yellow spots. They are one of the mole salamanders that spend most of their lives burrowing through the top layer of soil searching for earthworms and beetle grubs.
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- Supplied photos by teacher/mom Cheri Hall