Spring Amphibians

Spring is the best time of year to get out and photograph amphibians. During the first warm rains of spring, the frogs and salamanders emerge and travel to their breeding pools. Driving along country roads, you can observe hundreds of amphibians crossing the roads.

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

1. Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), sitting next to the overspray of paint from the yellow line running down the middle of the road.

Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)

2. Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) in its terrestrial juvenile form, known as a Red Eft.

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

3. Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

Grey Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)

Grey Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)

4 & 5. Grey Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)