Park Rambles - Indiana County Parks & Trails

Salamander Knot

When we opened a container that was temporarily housing two Valley & Ridge Salamanders we discovered they appeared to be tied up in knots. After documenting them and recording their features for a research study they were returned to their hillside homes.

The Valley & Ridge Salamander (Plethodon hoffmani) is found in our park system and in various places of appropriate habitat in Indiana County.