Red-backed Salamander

Native Amphibians & Reptiles

Redback Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)

This is a small, delicately built salamander, usually less than 10 cm in length. There is usually a broad reddish brown stripe down its back from snout to tail, identifying this salamander. If the stripe is absent, the sides and back are a uniform slate grey. This salamander is strictly terrestrial, living and breeding in the deep shade of mixed forests, feeding on small invertebrates. Redbacks can usually be found under rotten logs or moist leaf litter. Eggs are laid in moist cavities of rotten logs and the young hatch out as miniature adults.

Upcoming Events

Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
10
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 1
Young Ecologists Week 1
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of
Jul
15
Sat
2:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Forest Restoration workshop offers alternatives to clear-cuts and plantations, and other ideas on how to improve the health of Island forests. It starts with a presentation in the Nature Centre and then participants will