Saturday, April 14, 2007

Salamander on Boy Scout Island

Yesterday a team from Indiana DNR descended upon Boy Scout Island to see what was there. I didn't get to go along but heard that the biologist spotted a salamander that has never been seen in Noble County. No details yet, but I did hear that it lays its eggs on moss and not water. A Google search makes me wonder if it was the four-toed salamander, Hemidactylium scutatum. Females lay eggs in sphagnum moss in April and May.

It was confirmed that none of the buildings could be saved, except for a small chapel.

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