Box turtles and Scarlet Tenagers. Some years I see them in the spring woods and some years they elude me.
Never see those little guys at home but every thing I move at camp has them hiding under it. They are interesting.Idk why but I started thinking it’s getting close, within a couple months anyhow in my haunts the red spotted newt appears. Many mornings walking through the turkey woods they seem everywhere. Not sure why but since childhood they’ve always fascinated me. Maybe cause they seem so out of place and obvious. They’re never in the woods long but cool to see. Amazing such a common animal with no real use to me makes me stop and look each time I see some. Anyone else? Or what other seemingly to us non useful animal or plant does this to ya?
I had the same thing, live on the side of a mountain with a dirt road going down, creek and swamp below. Used to see the migration every year, been many years since seeing even a single one, I think they are gone.My spring time hunt involves watching my road this time of year for the spotted salamander migration from the hillside woods to the swamp and creek for mating. I walk the road at night when it rains and often move them to the side they want to go so cars don't hit them. Every so many years there are hundreds of them but lately there are very few that I get to see. Have not seen any road flat ones during the day yet nor any live ones. The time is soon as the peepers across the road are singing. Waugh!
I seen some last year but very few. I like those big black critters with the yellow spots. Waugh!I had the same thing, live on the side of a mountain with a dirt road going down, creek and swamp below. Used to see the migration every year, been many years since seeing even a single one, I think they are gone.