Jewel of the Flatwoods.

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Josh Young
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Jewel of the Flatwoods.

Post by Josh Young » December 24th, 2015, 3:34 pm

I had the opportunity to see the wonderful Frosted Flatwoods salamander on 2 occasions this year.

The first time I was lucky enough to see 8 individuals making their breeding migration in a passing storm front.

ImageFrosted Flatwoods Salamander. by Josh Young, on Flickr

ImageFrosted Flatwoods Salamander. by Josh Young, on Flickr

ImageFrosted Flatwoods Salamander. by Josh Young, on Flickr

ImageFrosted Flatwoods Salamander. by Josh Young, on Flickr

ImageFrosted Flatwoods Salamander. by Josh Young, on Flickr

ImageFrosted Flatwoods Salamander. by Josh Young, on Flickr

ImageFrosted Flatwoods Salamander. by Josh Young, on Flickr

The second occasion was after spending an entire day chasing hognose snakes and failing, Daniel, Noah and I were grasping for straws and got lucky to come across this female.

ImageFrosted Flatwoods Salamander. by Josh Young, on Flickr

Seeing them really cemented this year as being one to remember for years to come.

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Re: Jewel of the Flatwoods.

Post by simus343 » December 24th, 2015, 5:21 pm

Very nice! Still looking for Ambystoma bishopi in NW Fla. No luck so far over the past 4 years. Matter of fact, there is a pond on a plot of land that the fantastic government ( :roll: ) just gave up on Eglin that is believed to be an A. bishopi breeding pond that is going to be developed into a waste treatment facility last I heard. I find out about it and it disappears...

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Re: Jewel of the Flatwoods.

Post by Carl D. May » December 25th, 2015, 5:27 am

Jaw dropping clarity in those photos Josh! Almost 3-dimensional.
What great finds too. Jelly, jelly, jealous!

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Re: Jewel of the Flatwoods.

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » December 25th, 2015, 10:39 am

So very beautiful!

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Re: Jewel of the Flatwoods.

Post by walk-about » December 25th, 2015, 5:57 pm

Stunning!

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Re: Jewel of the Flatwoods.

Post by mtratcliffe » December 25th, 2015, 6:03 pm

I didn't realize they grew that large - very nice!

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Re: Jewel of the Flatwoods.

Post by SHELLFISH » March 1st, 2016, 11:58 am

That is one I have yet to see! Very nice picture and thanks for posting!

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