Have you spotted wildlife in your explorations of the Rensselaer Plateau? You may add them to this user-friendly map:
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Wednesday, May 17 Bird Club
Early migrants still arriving. Beautiful sunny day. 27 species sighted.
Yellow-bellied sapsucker, Downy woodpecker, American robin, Blue jay, Mourning dove, Dark eyed junco, Tree swallow, Phoebe, Black-capped chickadee, Chipping sparrow, Black and White warbler, Black-throated blue warbler, Blue-headed vireo, Ovenbird, Black-throated green warbler, Yellow-rumped warbler, Magnolia warbler, Broad-winged hawk, Common yellowthroat, Hermit thrush, Eastern wood peewee, Rose-breasted grosbeak, Red-eyed vireo, Ruby throated hummingbird, Indigo bunting, Common grackle, Canada goose.
One of our sharp-eyed environmental educators spied this little guy on our grounds one morning. We all had to blink and look twice to believe what we were seeing. This phenomena is rousing the worried-fascination of the science community. A bit more background can be found at the following link: http://www.livescience.com/animals/081029-deformed-salamanders.html