|Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Washtenaw County, MI|
|Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus), Isabella & Midland Counties, MI|
Though the winter weather continues to linger, there have been some glimmers of hope that warmth will soon be on its way. Chris Boguslawski and I decided to try and get out on the evening of March 21st in hopes of seeing some early bird salamanders in the mid 30 degree rain. We arrived to snow covered woods and mostly frozen vernal pools and felt a little discouraged. But as we were moving around the edge of the pool, my headlamp caught this blue-spotted thing in the leaf litter near a mammal burrow. It was a pleasant surprise and the only salamander we saw the entire night.
|Unisexual Hybrid Salamander (Ambystoma ssp.), Washtenaw County, MI|