April field trip – Salamander Meander (nighttime)


Thursday, April 20, 2017
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm



Every year around this time, the incredible Yellow-spotted Salamander emerge from their burrows in Hemlock Ravine Park and migrate to the Heart-shaped Pond to breed. You can catch a glimpse of them if you are there just after dark, and if you have a fantastic guided such a Liz Spence from the Museum of Natural History with you. Liz will also share some neat facts about these and other Nova Scotian salamanders. Let’s go salamander hunting this Thursday night!

What to bring: rubber boots, warm jacket and maybe hats/mitts, a headlamp or flashlight, a camera perhaps (with a flash), and a towel to wipe your hands off after the event. Please don’t use harsh soaps or hand sanitizers on your hands before coming to the event.

What to do next: register with me! Send a quick email to ynchalifax at yncns dot ca with how many people are coming from your family. Then start to get excited about your upcoming encounter with the amazing Yellow-spotted Salamanders!




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