This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

northern redback salamander?

salamander
salamander 2 sally 3
I was moving a rock in my community garden today and found this cute little amphibian underneath. What do you think - a four-toed salamander or an eastern redback? It seems like those are the two most common ones around here.

After a quick photography session, I let him scramble back under a rock. Nice to see who's living under there. I was very happy to read that these guys eat ticks. Way too many of those here.

My garden is outlined with a nice ring of rocks. After finding this guy, I watered the rocks as well as the veggies.

Others in the community garden also have amphibians in their gardens. I know of a gardener with a small toad and one with a resident snake. I'm glad to know that I am providing a habitat for a cute little salamander, whatever type he is.

garden amphibians

3 Comments:

Anonymous Janet from Chincoteague said...

I am forever distrubing little toads in my garden when I water or dig. It's nice to see them in there, hopefully eating unfriendly bugs!

June 05, 2008 9:43 AM

 
Blogger earlysnowdrop said...

I don't mind worms...but that guy...eeeeeeuwwwwww.

June 08, 2008 1:19 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Oh jeepers! Its just a salamander. He's cute!

June 11, 2008 10:30 PM

 

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