Salamander Poetics & Frustrations

In this two-parted blog post, I make an attempt to capture the poetic aspect of tuning-in to the salamander migration, and then follow that with an essay conveying my frustration at being unable to get great video footage, and the impact of that frustration on keeping the dream alive: POETICS: Sometimes it is easy to kiss the earth, … [Read more...]

Salamander Night – April 4-5, 2014

Last night, I was delighted to witness a fairly large-scale movement of Spotted Salamanders, mostly occurring in the wee hours of the morning. It's April 5 here in upstate New York. Most years, the spotties would be done by now. After dark, I met up with my friend Bill Wallauer and we checked out several locations near Syracuse, N.Y. One high … [Read more...]