Vancouver Island

Western Redback Salamander

The western redback salamander (Plethodon vehiculum) is a species of lungless salamander found in western North America, including Canada. This species is commonly found in moist, forested habitats throughout the Pacific Northwest region of Canada, including British Columbia and parts of Alberta. The western redback salamander is a relatively small species, growing to a maximum  Learn more on Western Redback Salamander »

Northern Red-legged Frog

The Northern Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora) is a charismatic and ecologically important amphibian species found in the wetlands and forests of Canada. Despite its important role in the ecosystem, this species is facing significant threats from habitat loss, climate change, and disease. In this blog post, we’ll explore the biology, habitat, and conservation of the  Learn more on Northern Red-legged Frog »

Long-toed salamander

Ambystoma macrodactylum Long-toed salamanders are medium sized amphibians, growing up to 8 to 12 cm in size. As their name suggest, the long-toed salamanders have long toes. In Canada, their is 3 subspecies of these Amphibians : the eastern, central and western long toed salamanders. They are usually black or dark colored with a green  Learn more on Long-toed salamander »