AMPHIBIAN TUESDAY # 70

AMPHIBIAN TUESDAY # 70

It’s Amphibian Tuesday and we’re going to meet a little salamander that lives just north of us. We’re going on a hike in the woods, so grab your backpack, walking stick and a hat and let’s head out on today’s adventure!

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MEET THE THREE LINED SALAMANDER!

three lines salamander    Range/Habitat: Eastern United States/ woodland

    Diet: carnivore: insects, spiders, flies

    Length: 4-7”

    Conservation Status: common

 

Fun Facts:

  •          Three lined salamanders have long slender bodies.
  •          Three lined salamanders also have very long tails.
  •          They are nocturnal.
  •          Three lined salamanders have dark stripes down their backs and sides.
  •          They winter underground.

These little salamanders are adorable. We would love to spend a few days in the woods looking for amphibians of all kind. Did you know amphibians are a keystone species? They often help scientist determine the health of a habitat. If the amphibian population is healthy, then the habitat is probably pretty healthy too!

three lines salamander2   three lines salamander3

Categories: adventure, amphibians, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “AMPHIBIAN TUESDAY # 70

  1. Is it my imagination, or does that salamander look like a slice of bacon….? Bacon. Mmmmm…

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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