This Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum), is a three-inch long burrowing amphibian that dwells in hardwood forests prone to periodic flooding from rainfall. Adult marbled salamanders live amid leaf litter where they find earthworms and insects to eat. In autumn, adult salamanders migrate to isolated woodland pocket ponds to reproduce. After mating, the female seeks shelter… Continue reading HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SALAMANDER?
Month: May 2019
Landfall Nature Trails
Our nature trails within Landfall suffered damage from Florence. They had already had damage from previous storms and we are embarking on a program to repair them. They were originally designed as walking trails but we hope to improve them enough for bicycles. This will be done in a nature sensitive way without using impervious… Continue reading Landfall Nature Trails
Update from NENHC
This has been another busy year for the Northeast New Hanover Conservancy! Hurricane Florence was not kind to our conservation areas and we have been working on cleaning up the nature trails and some of the conservation areas near residences. We are fortunate that the adjacent landowners are helping by removing broken trees when it… Continue reading Update from NENHC