The “mole” salamanders move to vernal pools to mate around now. They like the first warm rain in early spring (actually late winter) and they insist on darkness. I’m checking the pools most nights after 8:00. Last year on March 10 I got to see a large group together in the water plus a display of wood frogs mating. (See my post at that time.) It could be earlier this year. Please let me know if you’d like to join me on this “hunt”. I’ll keep posting progress here.