Apparently W.Underground site was being reasonable and cautious.. and therefore substantially low.
Maybe Saturday and Monday are high enough?
|smaller of our two NW Salamanders, covered |
in white goo somewhat similar to the eggs
The good news is that the woodpile is now emplaced under a fine fiberglass roof that is bolted to the metal super-shed. In a curious matter, while moving the wood to its new home I uncovered two Northwestern Salamanders, a type I had not met before. These critters are dark brown with grey bellies, far different from the rough-skinned newts and their orange bellies that I've known all my life.
I also uncovered a host of white eggs, (which for salamanders should not be in gravel but underwater). I left some pieces of wood over the eggs and a tarp covering the area. Whatever the eggs may become, I felt they should have a decent amount of protection after my efforts deprived them of their shelter!
Perhaps I can remember to make a weekly visit to see what hatches..