From Xplor for Kids
March 2020 Issue

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For most of the year, spotted salamanders hide under rocks, logs, and leaves or in underground animal burrows. But on rainy nights in the spring, the candy-bar-sized amphibians creep from their hidey-holes and hike to fish-free ponds for a pool party. There, boys look for girlfriends, and girls lay lots of jellylike eggs. Tiny babies hatch from the eggs a month later and spend all summer underwater growing into adults.

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This Issue's Staff:

Bonnie Chasteen
Les Fortenberry
Angie Daly Morfeld
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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