Salamander Survey

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​​​​​​​​​ 3875 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Tina Stephens,
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Becky Hand,
Stewardship Specialist

Rachel Maranto,
NAP Supervisor

A pair of newts (Notop​hthalmus viridescens), male and female, that 
were caught in a trap. Note also the little dip net the children were 
using to catch small pond animals.

Did you know we have at least five species of salamanders in Ann Arbor? If you have identification experience and okay with getting​ muddy, you’re invited to help monitor population and habitat health. Surveying is done three to six times in early spring at multiple sites, and each round is a few hours. New participants must attend the annual training.

Check our Volunteer Stewardship Calendar for survey kickoff and training events. 

Learn more about Ann Arbor's salamanders by visiting our Ann Arbor amphibians pages.​

The Michigan Department of N​atural Resources also has information about our state's salamanders​.

Spend this winter getting to know the area’s salamanders and habitat.  Go out in the field and get to know the parks when you can. Then, come to the kickoff and learn how to record your observations and hone your skills.