Four-toed salamander: First discovery on the Kenauk property
Four-Toed Salamander (Photo by Nicolas Wampach, Ministère des Transports du Québec)
The four-toed salamander, a tiny denizen of the wetlands, had previously only been spotted more than 50 kilometres away from the Kenauk property. Its discovery on the Kenauk property is therefore a significant advance in helping to map the species’ distribution.
This salamander, whose white underbelly is sprinkled with black dots, lays its eggs in sphagnum moss overhanging small ponds. To date, the Nature Conservancy of Canada biologists have observed two specimens in the Collins Lake sector on the Kenauk property.