grabbed from under leaf litter. lightly muddy conditions.
walking across trail on damp leaves after rain last night
This was one of the newts that my group caught when we were at the wetlands for Bio 2025 final project.
Newt with orange spots I found by the water
several newts moving around in partially melted shallow water under boardwalk
The eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common newt of eastern North America. They frequent small lakes, ponds, and streams or near-by wet forests. They can coexist in an aquatic environment with small, noncarnivorous fish, as their skin secretes a poisonous substance when the newt is threatened or injured. They have lifespans of 12 to 15 years in the wild, and may grow to five inches in length. These newts are common aquarium pets, being either...