Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

One day I mentioned to Sara (The Wandering Herpetologist) through Twitter that it would be fun if I could get her to take my son out “herping” at Tryon Creek State Park, where she volunteers. She replied with “tell me when.” Some friends joined us and we spent a few hours in the park on November 6th, and here’s our tally:

Oregon Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) – 7
Western Redback Salamander (Plethodon vehiculum) – 2
Pacific Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) – 1 larva
Centipedes, Millipedes, Beetles, Snails, Spiders, and Slugs

Thank you, Sara!

Enjoy the pics:

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

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Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

Salamander hunting at Tryon Creek State Park

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