Connecticut isn’t exactly the Amazon. But our spotted salamanders are pretty handsome. And, as an added bonus, they’re evolving in some interesting ways. Full details to come!
Growing up just over the NY-CT border, we were always thrilled to find these as we hunted for frogs to keep for pets for the day. They always seemed so exotic!
Nothing puts me in a better mood than finding a salamander!
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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The Loom. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.