These were out in abundance today. Had to watch where I was stepping!
Birds of Vermont Museum's pond
Perhaps a dozen or so easily spotted
Tring to eat a tadpole about half it's own length . Newts In pond today ranged in color from dark copper to muddy chocolate to dark olive. Some had red spots quite bright, others not.
Found in lake.
Found in Lake Superior Provincial Park, salamander in terrestrial eft (juvenile) stage
This larval newt was one of several found in a small, man- made pond that has lately been utilized by various frogs, toads, and most recently red- spotted newts. I would like to know if this is a red- spotted newt larva.
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...