Number of Individuals Seen: 1
Weather Conditions: 24 degrees C. Overcast.
Habitat Type: Forest edge.
Behavior Observed: Under cover (log).
Description: Eft stage.
very small, found in trail.
Along the Bear Loop Trail of Warm Springs Mountain Preserve
Small lizard about 3 inches long. small circular spots in a line on back
Small reddish orange newt
This Newt was found alone crawling across the forest floor. It was alone with no others in the surrounding area that we could observe.
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...