Monday, March 26, 2018

March of the Salamanders




http://www.tnaqua.org/blog/entry/march-of-the-salamanders-tennessee-aquarium-collaborating-on-study-of-springtime-salamander-mass-migrations

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Perfect Weather for...Spotted Salamander Love

Saw this little guy Saturday morning. We've had a lot of rain and continued drizzle so the puddles are full. This one is spring fed and will continue to have water well into the summer. So far we can see chorus frogs and spotted salamander eggs.  I have no idea what the solitary eggs are. 





Tuesday, January 02, 2018

1-1-2018


More photos as I get to them. Check out the drooping and curling rhododendron hanging out over the left side of the falls. They droop at 25 degrees F and curl tightly by 20 degrees F. The technical name for this movement is thermonasty. There is a whole study of "nastic" movement in plants. It's complicated.