2020 salamander fieldwork completed!

2020 has been a long year for everyone and it was a challenging to finish my salamander fieldwork for this year. I have several large, ongoing projects with local salamanders but under normal circumstances, I would have lots of help from College of Wooster students and the citizen scientists who volunteer with the “Salamander Squad.” Due to restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, however, I didn’t have the help I had gotten used to having. Without all the extra hands, completing my 2020 fieldwork took far longer than usual. But (as of yesterday), it is now complete! Let’s hope for a 2021 that will allow gatherings so we can chase salamanders together once again.

Redback salamander getting weighed