Seepage in Clare County, MI
Seepage in Oakland County, Michigan
Tamarack Bog in Montalm County, MI
All three of these sites are home to considerable populations of Four-toed Salamanders. This species typically breeds from April through May, and females lay eggs in mats of spagnum moss that hang over water or near water. Females can be found brooding their eggs for several weeks in the spring and are one of a few salamander species that exhibit this behavior. During other times of the year, Four-toed Salamanders can be found under logs and leaf litter in or around these seepage habitats.
Four-toed Salamanders - Hemidactylium scutatum