Red-backed Salamander


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.

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Sep
21
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
Oct
13
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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