Bee Creek CA was donated in 2011 to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The area consists of forest, cropland, old field, and straddles Bee Creek.
A dark, medium to large salamander with yellow or olive blotches over the head, body, and tail. The ground color is black or dark brown. The large spots or blotches vary greatly in size and shape; blotch color ranges from bright yellow to dull olive-brown. The belly is dark gray or black with yellow mottling. Males usually have longer tails than females, and during breeding season they have a swollen cloaca.