Some members of the red-backed salamander species (Plethodon cinereus) will especially need to find a retreat soon. Starting in August, neonates hatched from eggs suspended in crevices inside logs, under rocks, and underground. These tiny salamanders are barely 25mm long. After an average of 6 weeks of gestation in eggs, the salamanders (depending on latitude) have only a few months before winter sets in. During this time, they disperse from the nest, forage, and find areas to overwinter.
Here in the Northeast, winter is quickly approaching, so lets hope this year's neonates are able to find retreats deep enough that they don't freeze.
Petranka, J. W. 1998. Salamanders of the United States and Canada. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 576 pp.