Warren County Wildlife: Spotted salamander emerges from underground in March

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Todd Petty

March is the time of year to see one of Warren County's common but rarely seen wildlife — the spotted salamander.

Rain and warmer temperatures marks the time for vernal pool amphibian breeders to begin waking up from hibernation and migrating to pools to breed, said Stewardship Project Director of the North Region of the New Jersey Audubon John P. Parke.

Though the spotted salamander is very common in Warren County, its is rarely seen because most of its life is spent underground, Parke said.

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