CRAWL TO FALL. Today we continue the progression to autumn as cooler temps dominate under blue skies and light winds. With a fun find yesterday, we search for salamanders in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Easy, Tiger. A tiger salamander makes its way through the grass following Monday morning’s thunderstorms. Watch for amphibians to be on the move this time of year, getting ready to dig in and hibernate.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 9/5 – Still Chill. Hi 67, Lo 42, Wind NtoE@7.
Tomorrow: Thu 9/6 – South breeze. Hi 76, Lo 48 Wind S@15, G 25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:59AM 5:46PM 9:53AM 10:23PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (22% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:15-6:15PM. Moonset will start off a better evening bite in today’s Edge Hour
ROOOOOAR! While it may be silent, the tiger salamander is unique in that it is the only land-faring salamander in North Dakota, and with the mudpuppy of the Red River system, is one of just two species of the creature in the state. Learn more about salamanders and other amphibians in the great PDF guide put out by the NDG&F Dept.
THAT’S BIG. The world’s largest salamander is the Chinese Giant Salamander, native to mountain lakes and streams in China. Growing over five feet in length, they are also the biggest amphibian in the world and can live up to 30 years.
AND SMALL. The smallest salamanders in the world are found in Mexico, and due to habitat loss and other factors, are highly endangered. In total, 29 species of salamanders from the region that are smaller than most leaves or blades of grass have been identified through genetic testing and other methods.